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Slavery on Trial

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Download Slavery on Trial PDF Format Full Free by Jeannine Marie DeLombard and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture


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Slavery on Trial

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Download Slavery on Trial PDF Format Full Free by Jeannine Marie DeLombard and published by Univ of North Carolina Press. This book was released on 2009-06-01 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. Discussing autobiographies by Frederick Douglass, a scandal narrative about Sojourner Truth, an abolitionist speech by Henry David Thoreau, sentimental fiction by Harriet Beecher Stowe, and a proslavery novel by William MacCreary Burwell, DeLombard argues that American literature of the era cannot be fully understood without an appreciation for the slavery debate in the courts and in print. Combining legal, literary, and book history approaches, Slavery on Trial provides a refreshing alternative to the official perspectives offered by the nation's founding documents, legal treatises, statutes, and judicial decisions. DeLombard invites us to view the intersection of slavery and law as so many antebellum Americans did--through the lens of popular print culture.


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The Hanging of Arthur Hodge

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Download The Hanging of Arthur Hodge PDF Format Full Free by John Andrew and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2000-07-21 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Hanging of Arthur Hodge-A Caribbean Anti-Slavery Milestone - selected for the Best Non-Fiction Book Award by The Sacramento Publishers Association - is a study of slavery in the British West Indies during the half-century before Parliaments 1834 decision to emancipate the slaves. Its focus is on the crimes, trial and execution of Arthur Hodge, a prominent Virgin Islands planter and politician whose unprecedented hanging for the murder of Prosper, one of his own slaves, was to rouse the British anti-slavery movement from the contentment it was enjoying following the abolition of the slave trade and help direct its efforts toward the ultimate emancipation of the slaves throughout the British Empire. The life, trial and execution of Arthur Hodge is a story of great interest in its own right, but that story is also important because it was truly a milestone on the road to the end of slavery in the British Empire. Arthur Hodge was a dominant figure in the Virgin Islands in the early 1800s. Born in the islands, he studied at Oxford and later served in the British army. His wife was a sister-in-law of the Marquess of Exeter. He was described as a man of great accomplishments and elegant manners. But evidence presented during his trial revealed another side of his character. Between 1803 and 1808 Hodge had murdered as many as sixty - or one-half - of the slaves who labored on his Tortola plantation. They died by whipping, scalding and having boiling water poured down their throats. Although Hodges treatment of his slaves was common knowledge, he was only brought to trial several years after the killings as a consequence of a political and personal dispute. Hodge was found guilty of murder by a local jury and - when the Governor of the Leeward Islands chose to ignore the jurys recommendation of leniency -became the only slave owner in the history of the British West Indies to be executed for the murder of one of his own slaves. Hodges character contrasted sharply with that of his chief prosecutor, Governor Hugh Elliot, a noted diplomat and a supporter of the anti-slavery forces in Great Britain whose brother, the Earl of Minto, was currently Viceroy of India and whose brother-in-law, Lord Auckland, had - four years before - carried the bill ending the slave trade in the House of Lords. The hanging of Arthur Hodge caused a sensation and transcripts of his trial were published in both Great Britain and the United States. The news helped to revitalize the anti-slavery forces, playing an important role in the debates leading to the establishment of slave registries and the accountability they implied throughout the Caribbean colonies. After a brief introduction which concludes with the language of the indictment issued against Hodge and his counsels response that "A Negro being property, it was no greater offense for his master to kill him than it would be to kill his dog," the book opens with a short history of the settlement of the Virgin Islands and descriptions - from contemporary sources - of the lives of plantation owners and of their slaves. Included are personal descriptions of enslavement in Africa, the Middle Passage, the work and recreation of the slaves, their religious beliefs and the brutalities which some of them endured. The following chapters contain biographies of Hodge and Elliot and a recapitulation of the events which led to Hodges indictment and trial. Original transcripts and reports were used as the basis for the report of the trial and execution. The book concludes with a discussion of the effects of the Hodge affair on the anti-slavery movement and capsule descriptions of the subsequent careers some of those involved. (Governor Elliot later served in India as Governor of Madras and is buried in Westminster Abbey). The work is based upon original and other contemporary sources, including both the published and official manuscript transcripts of Hodges trial and Governor Elliot


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Though the Heavens May Fall

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ISBN 13 : 9780306814501
Pages : 282 pages
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The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

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ISBN 13 : 9780393080827
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Download The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery PDF Format Full Free by Eric Foner and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2011-09-26 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston Globe Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account of Lincoln's lifelong engagement with the nation's critical issue: American slavery. A master historian, Eric Foner draws Lincoln and the broader history of the period into perfect balance. We see Lincoln, a pragmatic politician grounded in principle, deftly navigating the dynamic politics of antislavery, secession, and civil war. Lincoln's greatness emerges from his capacity for moral and political growth.


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Slavery in the Courtroom

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ISBN 13 : 188636348X
Pages : 339 pages
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Download Slavery in the Courtroom PDF Format Full Free by Paul Finkelman and published by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.. This book was released on 1998-04-01 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The book provides a detailed discussion and analysis of the pamphlet materials on the law of slavery published in the United States and Great Britain. Slavery in the Courtroom also provides readers with easy access to an understanding of most of the important American and British cases on slavery, including Somerset v. Stewart (Eng., 1772), The United States v. Amistad (U.S., 1841), and Dred Scott v. Sanford (U.S., 1857)."--Publisher website (August 2009).


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Download Boston Slave Riot, and Trial of Anthony Burns PDF Format Full Free by Anthony Burns and published by . This book was released on 1854 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Burns was a slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts.


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The Trials of the Slave Traders, Samuel Samo, Joseph Peters, and William Tufft

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ISBN 13 : 1108078745
Pages : 166 pages
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Pages : 192 pages
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Download Fugitive Slave on Trial PDF Format Full Free by Earl M. Maltz and published by Landmark Law Cases & American. This book was released on 2010 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chronicles the case of a runaway slave who was tracked to Boston by his owner. Compellingly details the struggle over his fate and how that became a focal point for national controversy. Reveals how the case became one of the most dramatic and widely publicized events in the long-running conflict over the issue of fugitive slaves.


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Download Abby Guy PDF Format Full Free by Russell Mahan and published by . This book was released on 2017-09-18 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Abby Guy lived 30 years as a slave and then 10 as a free woman. In 1854 she and her children were kidnapped and re-enslaved. She filed a lawsuit claiming she was wrongfully enslaved because they were white. Her former owner said she was born a slave so was still a slave. This is the true story of an audacious woman with an unconquerable spirit.


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Your Time Is Done Now

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ISBN 13 : 1583675582
Pages : 176 pages
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Download Your Time Is Done Now PDF Format Full Free by Polly Pattullo and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2015-10-22 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Maroons, self-organized communities of runaway slaves, existed wherever slavery was present. One of the most vital and persistent maroon communities was tucked away in the mountainous rainforests on the Caribbean island of Dominica, at the time a British colony. This "state within a state," as the colonial authorities tellingly described it, posed a direct challenge to the slavery system, and before long, the Dominican Maroons rose up to challenge the British Empire. Ultimately, they were captured and put on trial. Here, for the first time, are primary documents, carefully edited and contextualized, that richly present the voices and experiences of the Maroons--in resistance and defeat. Your Time Is Done Now tells the story of the Maroons of Dominica through the transcripts of trials held in 1813 and 1814 at the end of the Second Maroon War. Using the trial evidence to explain how the Maroons waged war against slave society, the book reveals fascinating details about how they survived in the forests, defended themselves against attack, and maintained support from enslaved allies on the plantations. It also examines the key role of the British governor, George Ainslie, a notoriously cruel ruler, who succeeded in suppressing the Maroons, and how the Colonial Office in London reacted to his punitive conduct. This book provides a moving and valuable addition to the growing literature on slavery and slave resistance in the Americas" -- Publisher's description


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The John Brown Slavery Revolt Trial

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ISBN 13 : 9780766013858
Pages : 104 pages
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Download The John Brown Slavery Revolt Trial PDF Format Full Free by David DeVillers and published by Enslow Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 2000 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focuses on the trial of the abolitionist who was hanged for treason and murder following his attempt to capture a military arsenal and arm the slaves for revolt.


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