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The Resource Homicide justified : the legality of killing slaves in the United States and the Atlantic world, Andrew T. Fede

Homicide justified : the legality of killing slaves in the United States and the Atlantic world, Andrew T. Fede

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Homicide justified : the legality of killing slaves in the United States and the Atlantic world
Title
Homicide justified
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the legality of killing slaves in the United States and the Atlantic world
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Andrew T. Fede
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Language
eng
Summary
"This comparative study looks at the laws concerning the murder of slaves by their masters and at how these laws were implemented. [The author] cites a wide range of cases{u2015}across time, place, and circumstance{u2015}to illuminate legal, judicial, and other complexities surrounding this regrettably common occurrence. These laws had evolved to limit in different ways the masters{u2019} rights to severely punish and even kill their slaves while protecting valuable enslaved people, understood as 'property, ' from wanton destruction by hirers, overseers, and poor whites who did not own slaves. To explore the conflicts of masters{u2019} rights with state and colonial laws, [the author] shows how slave homicide law evolved and was enforced not only in the United States but also in ancient Roman, Visigoth, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and British jurisdictions. [The author's] comparative approach reveals how legal reforms regarding slave homicide in antebellum times, like past reforms dictated by emperors and kings, were the products of changing perceptions of the interests of the public; of the individual slave owners; and of the slave owners{u2019} families, heirs, and creditors. Although some slave murders came to be regarded as capital offenses, the laws con{u00AD}sistently reinforced the second-class status of slaves. This influence...flowed over into the application of law to free African Americans and would even make itself felt in the legal attitudes that underlay the Jim Crow era."--
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Fede, Andrew
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Southern legal studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Homicide
  • Homicide
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
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Homicide justified : the legality of killing slaves in the United States and the Atlantic world, Andrew T. Fede
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-331) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780820351124
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016055418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)960033753
Label
Homicide justified : the legality of killing slaves in the United States and the Atlantic world, Andrew T. Fede
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780820351124
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016055418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)960033753

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