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Slavery, the Civil Law, and the Supreme Court of Louisiana

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Constituting what may be the most impressive research to date of state supreme court records, Slavery, the Civil Law, and the Supreme Court of Louisiana analyzes the evolution of Louisiana's slave laws from the territorial period to the Civil War. Over the course of four years, Judith Kelleher Schafer examined the original handwritten decisions (only recently made available) of the Louisiana Supreme Court, scrutinizing 1,200 appeals involving slaves as plaintiffs, defendants, or objects in lawsuits or criminal actions. The ...

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Slavery, the Civil Law, and the Supreme Court of Louisiana
1994, Louisiana State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780807118450

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