Slavery on Trial

Slavery on Trial

America's legal consciousness was high during the era that saw the imprisonment of abolitionist editor William Lloyd Garrison, the execution of slave revolutionary Nat Turner, and the hangings of John Brown and his Harpers Ferry co-conspirators. Jeannine Marie DeLombard examines how debates over slavery in the three decades before the Civil War employed legal language to "try" the case for slavery in the court of public opinion via popular print media.

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

Collection: Studies in Legal History

Page count: 344 pages

Language: English


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