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ch. 1. 'The law as to him is only a compact between his rulers,' an interpretation ch. 2. The legitimizing role of law in slave society ch. 3. Accommodating slavery into the common law ch. 4. The non-legal background to three trends in antebellum slave law ch. 5. The changing scope of white liability for slave killing ch. 6. The changing scope of white liability for non-fatal slave abuse ch. 7. Preventing slaves from being a public nuisance : limits on the master's rights to starve and free his slaves ch. 8. Slave criminals and protection of the master's property rights in slaves : the discrimination in the substantive law ch. 9. Slave criminals and protection of the master's property rights in slaves : what process was due? ch. 10. The recognition of slave humanity to settle the rights of whites that were embodied in slaves ch. 11. The impotence of slave humanity as an impediment to the separation of slave families ch. 12. Conclusion : the reification of humanity.