9781108612951 electronic book 1108612954 electronic book 9781108612593 electronic book 1108612598 electronic book 9781108480642 1108480640
Studies in legal history.
Shows that the law of freedom, not slavery, determined the way that race developed over time in three slave societies.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"A Negro and by consequence an alien" : local regulations and the making of race, 1500s-1700s The "inconvenience" of Black freedom : manumission, 1500s-1700s "The natural right of all mankind" : claiming freedom in the Age of Revolution, 1760-1830 "Rules ... for their expulsion" : foreclosing freedom, 1830-1860 "Not of the same blood" : policing racial boundaries, 1830-1860 Conclusion: "Home-born citizens" : the significance of free people of color.
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