Paul Finkelman (Editor), Jonathan A. Bush (Collaborator) and Derrick Bell (Collaborator)
Page count: 480 pages
File size: 3.6 MB
In this book, prominent historians of slavery and legal scholars analyze the intricate relationship between slavery, race, and the law from the earliest Black Codes in colonial America to the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and the Dred Scott decision prior to the Civil War. Slavery & the Law’s wide-ranging essays focus on comparative slave law, auctioneering practices, rules of evidence, and property rights, as well as issues of criminality, punishment, and constitutional law.