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Author Twitty, Anne Silverwood, 1980- author.

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

Published New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KM 208.58 G1 TWIT    ON DISPLAY NEW
Physical description xiii, 285 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge historical studies in American law and society.
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A radical indeterminacy of status -- "With the ease of a veteran litigant" -- "By the help of God and a good lawyer" -- Slavery from liberty to equality -- "Working his emancipation" -- Exploiting the uncertainties of federalism -- Remembering slavery and freedom in the American confluence.
Subject Missouri. Circuit Court (22nd Circuit) -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Region -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9781107112063