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Neither fugitive nor free : Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel /

Studies lawsuits to gain freedom for slaves on the grounds of their having traveled to free territory, starting with Somerset v. Stewart (England, 1772), Commonwealth v. Aves (Massachussetts, 1836), Dred Scott v. Sanford, and cases brought questioning the legitimacy of Negro Seamen Acts in the anteb...

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Main Author: Wong, Edlie L.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : New York University Press, c2009.
Series:America and the long 19th century.
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