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The Resource The bondsman's burden : an economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery, Jenny Bourne Wahl, (electronic resource)

The bondsman's burden : an economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery, Jenny Bourne Wahl, (electronic resource)

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The bondsman's burden : an economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery
Title
The bondsman's burden
Title remainder
an economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Bourne Wahl
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Were slaves property or human beings under the law? In crafting answers to this question, Southern judges designed efficient laws that protected property rights and helped slavery remain economically viable. But, by preserving property rights, they sheltered the persons embodied by that property - the slaves themselves. Slave law therefore had unintended consequences: it generated rules that judges could apply to free persons, precedents that became the foundation for laws designed to protect ordinary Americans. The Bondsman's Burden, first published in 1998, provides a rigorous and compelling economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery, inspecting thousands of legal disputes heard in Southern antebellum courts, disputes involving servants, employees, accident victims, animals, and other chattel property, as well as slaves. The common law, although it supported the institution of slavery, did not favor every individual slave owner who brought a grievance to court.--
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Wahl, Jenny Bourne
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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Slavery
Label
The bondsman's burden : an economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery, Jenny Bourne Wahl, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511528712
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American slavery and the path of the law -- The law of sales : slaves, animals, and commodities -- The law of hiring and employment : slaves, animals, and free persons -- The law regarding common carriers : slaves, animals, commodities, and free persons -- The law regarding governments, government officials, slave patrollers, and overseers : protecting private property versus keeping public peace --The legal rights and responsibilities of strangers toward slaves, animals, and free persons -- Treatment of one's slaves, servants, animals, and relatives : legal boundaries and the problem of social cost -- The south's law of slavery : reflecting the felt necessities of the time
Control code
CR9780511528712
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 277 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
9780521521383
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)715167214
Label
The bondsman's burden : an economic analysis of the common law of Southern slavery, Jenny Bourne Wahl, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511528712
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
American slavery and the path of the law -- The law of sales : slaves, animals, and commodities -- The law of hiring and employment : slaves, animals, and free persons -- The law regarding common carriers : slaves, animals, commodities, and free persons -- The law regarding governments, government officials, slave patrollers, and overseers : protecting private property versus keeping public peace --The legal rights and responsibilities of strangers toward slaves, animals, and free persons -- Treatment of one's slaves, servants, animals, and relatives : legal boundaries and the problem of social cost -- The south's law of slavery : reflecting the felt necessities of the time
Control code
CR9780511528712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 277 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
9780521521383
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)715167214

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