Journal Of The Civil War Era

Author: William A. Blair
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469608987
Size: 24.47 MB
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H. Robert Baker's excellent “Prigg v. Pennsylvania”: Slavery, the Supreme Court,
and the Ambivalent Constitution is the first book-length treatment of this important
decision. ... In fact, the book could easily have been titled “The American Law of
Slavery, 1787–1842,” as the early chapters detail the development of slave law
leading to the Prigg case—including the drafting of the Constitution's fugitive
slave clause, the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act in 1793, the development of ...