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Dyer, Justin Buckley, 1983-
Natural law and the antislavery constitutional tradition / Justin Buckley Dyer
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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 3rd Floor  KF4545.S5 D94 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States
Constitutional history -- United States
Antislavery movements -- United States
Natural law -- Influence
Physical Description x, 197 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition is a succinct account of the development of American antislavery constitutionalism in the years preceding the Civil War"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Prologue. Slavery and the laws and rights of nature -- Introduction. The apple of gold -- Somerset and the antislavery constitutional tradition -- Constitutional disharmony in The Antelope and La Amistad -- Constitutional construction in Prigg and Dred Scott -- Natural law, providence, and Lincoln's constitutional statesmanship -- Public reason and the wrong of slavery -- Conclusion. The heritage of the antislavery constitutional tradition
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