Sunday, July 1, 2007

Abolitionists in Northern Courts: The Pamphlet Literature

by Paul Finkelman

From the publisher:
Reprinted from the Garland series Slavery, Race and the American Legal System, 1700-1872, the 13 pamphlets in this collection address cases that led to the abolition of slavery, cases against free blacks and abolitionists and cases dealing with race laws.

"The volumes in this series belong in every library used for research, and in particular at all law school libraries. They will prove valuable to historians, lawyers, law teachers and students, and all persons interested in the problems of slavery and race in American experience." - William M. Wiecek, American Journal of Legal History 33 (1989).