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Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture and Law (more information)

Research the history of slavery in America and the world with this award-winning HeinOnline collection that currently includes over 4,050 documents. Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, and Law brings together essential legal materials relating to the history of slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every federal, state, and colony statute on slavery, as well as all reported colonial, state, and federal cases on the subject. In this database, slavery-related case coverage extends into the 20th century because long after slavery ended, courts were still resolving issues emanating from the practice.

This library also contains hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery, whether defending it, attacking it, or simply analyzing it. Also included are every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, including many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals from the U.S. and elsewhere. Additionally, we have provided more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century. Finally, this database also includes many modern histories of slavery and a section containing all modern law review articles on the subject. (permalink for this subset)