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2. Law and African American slavery

2. Law and African American slavery  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0002
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‘Law and African American slavery’ illustrates how the colonial heritage of slavery in America helped foster the population growth, expansion of the labour force, extraction of abundant ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0000
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The ‘Introduction’ explains that a review of American Legal History must confront the defining issues in the development of American civilization and culture. The law is connected to, has ... More
1. The revolutionary Constitution

1. The revolutionary Constitution  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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9780190865689
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The American Revolution was a radical event that redefined ideas of sovereignty, liberty, equality, representation, and power. It also recast how men and women related to each other within ... More
5. Representation

5. Representation  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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More than most constitutional issues, questions of representation and suffrage have exposed the fault lines of class, race, and gender in American society. Popular sovereignty was the ... More
3. Rights of property and their regulation

3. Rights of property and their regulation  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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9780199375240
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‘Rights of property and their regulation’ illustrates that the law of property was at the centre of early American society and governance. By the early nineteenth century, two ideas about ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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The ‘Epilogue’ concludes that this VSI may be taken as an effort to demonstrate how much of American history can be seen as connected to law and legal institutions. Of all the evidence ... More
2. Federalism

2. Federalism  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Federalism, the division of power between state and central governments, was the most novel doctrine to emerge from the Constitutional Convention. ‘Federalism’ explains how it embraced a ... More
6. Equality

6. Equality  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Equality was not an explicit core value of the Constitution, nor was it a basic condition of republican governments. The framers, living in a world based on class distinctions, rejected ... More
7. Rights

7. Rights  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0007
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Throughout American history, rights have been invented and repudiated, fought over and striven for, expanded and violated. From the nation’s beginnings, revolutionaries appealed to natural ... More
American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction  

G. Edward White

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375240
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.001.0001
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9780199766000
Law has played a central role in American history. From colonial times to the present, law has reflected the changing society in which legal decisions have been made and has played a ... More

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