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Redemption Songs

Suing for Freedom Before Dred Scott

Redemption Songs( )
Author: VanderVelde, Lea
ISBN:978-0-19-992729-6
Publication Date:Oct 2014
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $33.95
Book Description:

While hundreds of books have been written about slavery, in the main they tend to be either microhistories of individual slaves and slave families or broad social histories of the peculiar institution. Redemption Songs uniquely features both approaches. VanderVelde not only knits together the stories of a dozen distinct individuals with one thing in common-their status as litigants-and little else, she also provides a rich and eye-opening account of the legalfoundations of the larger system.

Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / General
Law / Legal History
History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 Inches
Book Weight:1.32 Pounds



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