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Slavery on trial law, abolitionism, and print culture /

The author examines how debates over slavery in the three decades before the Civil War employed legal labguage to 'try' the case for slavery in the court of public opinion via popular print media.

Main Author: DeLombard, Jeannine Marie.
Corporate Author: JSTOR books.
Format: Online Book
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2007.
Series:Studies in legal history.
Online Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The typographical tribunal
  • Precarious evidence : Sojourner Truth and the Matthias scandal
  • Eyewitness to the cruelty : Frederick Douglass's 1845 Narrative
  • Talking lawyerlike about law : black advocacy and My bondage and my freedom
  • Representing the slave : white advocacy and black testimony in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Dred
  • The South's countersuit : William Maccreary Burwell's White acre vs. Black acre
  • Conclusion : All done brown at last : illustrating Harpers Ferry.