A Peculiar Humanism: Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in High Courts of the Old South, 1820-50 (Studies in the Legal History of the South)

A Peculiar Humanism: Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in High Courts of the Old South, 1820-50 (Studies in the Legal History of the South)

By: William E. Wiethoff (author)Hardback

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Assessing the judicial use of oratory in reviewing slave cases and the struggle to fashion a humanist jurisprudence on slavery despite the restraints placed on judicial advocacy, this work examines the public addresses, judicial narratives and private papers of 69 appellate judges.

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  • publication date: 31/05/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780820317977
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780820317977
  • weight: 671
  • ISBN10: 0820317977

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