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

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

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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
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Author
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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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Twitty, Anne Silverwood
Dewey number
342.7308/7
Index
index present
LC call number
KF482
LC item number
.T87 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaves
  • Missouri
Label
Before Dred Scott : slavery and legal culture in the American confluence, 1787-1857, Anne Twitty, University of Mississippi
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 Nov 2016)
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online resource
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  • 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
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107112063
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Before Dred Scott : slavery and legal culture in the American confluence, 1787-1857, Anne Twitty, University of Mississippi
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 Nov 2016)
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
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107112063
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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