People without rights is an honest and thoughtful confrontation with the evidence that has been accumulating about the actual operation of the law of slavery and it is a tonic that we should receive arthur howington shelton state community college the journal of southern history. People without rights an interpretation of the fundamentals of the law of slavery in the us south distinguished studies in american legal and constitutional history routledge revivals author. The book states that the law of slavery in the us south treated slaves both as people and property it reconciles this apparent contradiction by demonstrating that slaves were defined in the law as items of human property without any legal rights. People without rights routledge revivals an interpretation of the fundamentals of the law of slavery in the us south kindle edition by fede andrew download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets. First published in september 1992 the book traces the nature and development of the fundamental legal relationships among slaves masters and third parties it shows how the colonial and antebellum southern judges and legislators accommodated slaverys social relationships into the common law and how slave law evolved in different states over time in response to social political economic
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