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The Resource Before Dred Scott : slavery and legal culture in the American confluence, 1787-1857, Anne Twitty, University of Mississippi, (electronic resource)

Before Dred Scott : slavery and legal culture in the American confluence, 1787-1857, Anne Twitty, University of Mississippi, (electronic resource)

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Before Dred Scott : slavery and legal culture in the American confluence, 1787-1857
Title
Before Dred Scott
Title remainder
slavery and legal culture in the American confluence, 1787-1857
Statement of responsibility
Anne Twitty, University of Mississippi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Before Dred Scott draws on the freedom suits filed in the St Louis Circuit Court to construct a groundbreaking history of slavery and legal culture within the American Confluence, a vast region where the Ohio, Mississippi, and Missouri Rivers converge. Formally divided between slave and free territories and states, the American Confluence was nevertheless a site where the borders between slavery and freedom, like the borders within the region itself, were fluid. Such ambiguity produced a radical indeterminacy of status, which, in turn, gave rise to a distinctive legal culture made manifest by the prosecution of hundreds of freedom suits, including the case that ultimately culminated in the landmark United States Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott vs Sandford. Challenging dominant trends in legal history, Before Dred Scott argues that this distinctive legal culture, above all, was defined by ordinary people's remarkable understanding of and appreciation for formal law.--
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1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Twitty, Anne Silverwood
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Missouri
  • Slaves
Label
Before Dred Scott : slavery and legal culture in the American confluence, 1787-1857, Anne Twitty, University of Mississippi, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316282434
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
A radical indeterminacy of status -- "With the ease of a veteran litigant" -- "[B]y the help of God and a good lawyer" -- Slavery from liberty to equality -- "[W]orking his emancipation" -- Exploiting the uncertainties of federalism -- Remembering slavery and freedom in the American confluence -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781316282434
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316282434
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964520795
Label
Before Dred Scott : slavery and legal culture in the American confluence, 1787-1857, Anne Twitty, University of Mississippi, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316282434
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A radical indeterminacy of status -- "With the ease of a veteran litigant" -- "[B]y the help of God and a good lawyer" -- Slavery from liberty to equality -- "[W]orking his emancipation" -- Exploiting the uncertainties of federalism -- Remembering slavery and freedom in the American confluence -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781316282434
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316282434
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964520795

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