In the Matter of Color: Race and the American Legal Process. The Colonial Period

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OUP USA, 1978 - 512 páginas
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I knew there was an indisputable nexus between the dark shadow of repression under which, historically, most American blacks have lived and the rioting occurring within ten blocks of the White House. Why, I thought to myself, in the land of the free and the home of the brave, had even brave blacks so often failed to get free? Why had that very legal process that had been devised to protect the rights of individuals against the will of the government and the whim of the majority been often employed so malevolently against blacks?
 

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If you want to do history and law, start with this book.
-Vanessa Holloway, author of Getting Away With Murder; In Search of Federal Enforcement; Black Rights in the Reconstruction Era.

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From what I have read this book has motivated me into reading more into my African American History on Slavery and the Legal System as a whole.

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Contenido

Introduction
3
The Leader
19
Slaves and the Pilgrims
61
From HalfFreedom to Slavery
100
Revolutionary War and the Impetus Toward
135
An Evaluation
148
From Antislavery to Slavery
216
and 1770 Slave Codes
262
The Setting
313
The Case of James Sommersett A Negro
333
The Legacy of Sommersett
356
THE REVOLUTION
371
IN THE MATTER OF COLOR
390
Bibliography
397
Notes
405
Index
481

Influence
267
Table of Cases
511

Términos y frases comunes

Acerca del autor (1978)

A. Leon Higginbotham is at Justice with the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

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