Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860

Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860

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Specifically, Morris demonstrates that there was no coherent body of law that dealt solely with slaves. Instead, more general legal rules concerning inheritance, mortgages, and transfers of property coexisted with laws pertaining only to slaves. According to Morris, southern lawmakers and judges struggled to reconcile a social order based on slavery with existing English common law (or, in Louisiana, with continental civil law). Because much was left to local.George Sherman, April 1855, Lowndes County Department of Archives and History, Criminal Files, Box 1100-199 ... Haywood, Manual of the Laws of North Carolina, 2:136-37, 145-46; Revised Statutes of. ... labor for the use of the county for up to twenty days); Morehead and Brown, Digest of the Statute Laws of Kentucky, anbsp;...

Title:Southern Slavery and the Law, 1619-1860
Author: Thomas D. Morris
Publisher:Univ of North Carolina Press - 1996

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