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The Resource In the shadow of Dred Scott : St. Louis freedom suits and the legal culture of slavery in antebellum America, Kelly M. Kennington

In the shadow of Dred Scott : St. Louis freedom suits and the legal culture of slavery in antebellum America, Kelly M. Kennington

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In the shadow of Dred Scott : St. Louis freedom suits and the legal culture of slavery in antebellum America
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In the shadow of Dred Scott
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St. Louis freedom suits and the legal culture of slavery in antebellum America
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Kelly M. Kennington
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eng
Summary
"The Dred Scott suit for freedom, argues Kelly M. Kennington, was merely the most famous example of a phenomenon that was more widespread in antebellum American jurisprudence than is generally recognized. The author draws on the case files of more than three hundred enslaved individuals who, like Dred Scott and his family, sued for freedom in the local legal arena of St. Louis. Her findings open new perspectives on the legal culture of slavery and the negotiated processes involved in freedom suits. As a gateway to the American West, a major port on both the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and a focal point in the rancorous national debate over slavery{u2019}s expansion, St. Louis was an ideal place for enslaved individuals to challenge the legal systems and, by extension, the social systems that held them in forced servitude. Kennington offers an in-depth look at how daily interactions, webs of relationships, and arguments presented in court shaped and reshaped legal debates and public attitudes over slavery and freedom in St. Louis. Kennington also surveys more than eight hundred state supreme court freedom suits from around the United States to situate the St. Louis example in a broader context." -- Back cover
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Kennington, Kelly M.
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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In the shadow of Dred Scott : St. Louis freedom suits and the legal culture of slavery in antebellum America, Kelly M. Kennington
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Introduction: the legal culture of slavery -- Setting the scene -- Bringing suit -- Crafting strategy -- A world in motion -- Double character -- Defending suits -- Political repercussions -- Conclusion : after the verdict
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780820345512
Lccn
2016028172
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)952200138
Label
In the shadow of Dred Scott : St. Louis freedom suits and the legal culture of slavery in antebellum America, Kelly M. Kennington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Introduction: the legal culture of slavery -- Setting the scene -- Bringing suit -- Crafting strategy -- A world in motion -- Double character -- Defending suits -- Political repercussions -- Conclusion : after the verdict
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 288 pages
Isbn
9780820345512
Lccn
2016028172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)952200138

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