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In the Matter of Color : Race and the American Legal Process 1: The Colonial Period - A. Leon Higginbotham

In the Matter of Color

Race and the American Legal Process 1: The Colonial Period

Hardcover Published: 15th June 1978
ISBN: 9780195023879
Number Of Pages: 544

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Focusing on the actions and attitudes of the courts, legislatures, and public servants in six colonies, Judge Higginbotham shows ways in which the law has contributed to injustices suffered by Black Americans

"Chronicles in unrelenting detail the role of the law in the enslavement and subjugation of black Americans during the colonial period. No attempt to summarize the colonial experience could convey the rich and comprehensive detail which is the major strength of Judge Higginbotham's work."--Harvard Law Review "A definitive study of racism, slavery, and the law in early America."--American Historical Review "Founded on comprehensive research, thoroughly documented, and well-written, In the Matter of Color is a contribution of the first importance to the study of racial issues in America, invaluable alike to students of American history, law, or society."--History

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 3
Virginiap. 19
Massachusettsp. 61
New Yorkp. 100
South Carolinap. 151
Georgiap. 216
Pennsylvaniap. 267
The Settingp. 313
The Case of James Sommersett, a Negrop. 333
The Legacy of Sommersettp. 356
The Declaration of Independencep. 371
Epilogue: In the Matter of Colorp. 390
Appendix: A Note on the Indentured Servant Systemp. 392
Bibliographyp. 397
Notesp. 405
Indexp. 481
Table of Casesp. 511
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ISBN: 9780195023879
ISBN-10: 0195023870
Series: Race and the American Legal Process
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 15th June 1978
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.9  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.77