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The Bondsman's Burden: An Economic Analysis of the Common Law of Southern Slavery

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Were slaves property or human beings under the law? Antebellum Southern judges designed efficient laws that protected property rights and helped slavery remain economically viable, laws that sheltered the persons embodied by that propertySH-the slaves themselves. Unintentionally, these judges generated rules applicable to ordinary Americans. Wahl provides a rigorous, compelling economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery, inspecting thousands of legal disputes.

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A rigorous economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery, inspecting thousands of legal disputes.

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A rigorous, compelling economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery, inspecting thousands of legal disputes.

Table of Contents

1. American slavery and the path of the law; 2. The law of sales: slaves, animals, and commodities; 3. The law of hiring and employment: slaves, animals, and free persons; 4. The law regarding common carriers: slaves, animals, commodities, and free persons; 5. The law regarding governments, government officials, slave patrollers, and overseers: protecting private property versus keeping public peace; 6. The legal rights and responsibilities of strangers toward slaves, animals, and free persons; 7. Treatment of one’s slaves, servants, animals, and relatives: legal boundaries and the problem of social cost; 8. The south’s law of slavery: reflecting the felt necessities of the time.

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ISBN:
9780521521383
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher
Author:
Tomlins, Christopher
Author:
Wahl, Jenny Bourne
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Subject:
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Law : General
Series:
Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society
Publication Date:
20020731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 tables
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
8.54x6.66x.77 in. .95 lbs.

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History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

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