Tuesday, February 07, 2017

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

University of Liverpool staff and students have access to a new resource; Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

Access: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
(University login required off campus)

This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. Cases go into the 20th century, because long after slavery was ended, there were still court cases based on issues emanating from slavery. HeinOnline have gathered every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, which includes many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals in the United States and elsewhere. There are more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century, plus many modern histories of slavery. Within this library is a section containing all modern law review articles on the subject.  The resource provides word searchable access to all Congressional debates from the Continental Congress to 1880. 

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