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    • 21483-01
    • The American Law of Slavery
    • Carter
    • Thu 2:10 PM-4:00 PM
    • 3 or 3
    • -
    • limited enrollment
    • exam with paper option

    [The] American Law of Slavery (21483). 3 units. Enslavement in the American South was enabled in part by statutes, but much more by interaction of the "peculiar institution" with the existing principles of common law and rules of evidence and procedure. We will study all of these as we seek to understand the legal regime under which it was possible to have ownership rights in what Aristotle called "thinking property." Our purpose is to gain an appreciation of the actual interaction of law with the day-to-day practice of owners and the lives of those they enslaved. In addition to completing a paper or taking an examination, each student will take part in an in-class presentation on the way that the existence of slavery interacted with a particular common law rule. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. S.L. Carter.

    Location: SLB - 124 (Thu)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20197
    Exam: 5/01/2017 - 5/15/2017
    Name or Id: Id