University, court, and slave : pro-slavery thought in southern colleges and courts, and the coming of Civil War /

"This book reveals long-forgotten connections between pre-Civil War southern universities and slavery. Universities and their faculty owned people-sometimes dozens of people-and profited from their labor while many slaves endured physical abuse on campuses. The profits of enslaved labor helped...

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Main Author: Brophy, Alfred L.
Format: Book
Published: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
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Table of Contents:
  • The rebel and the professor : Nat Turner and Thomas Dew, and the Utility of slavery
  • Pro-slavery academic thought in the 1840s and 1850s
  • The southern scholar
  • Brown University's president confronts slavery
  • The chancellor, the slave, and the student
  • The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 : the grammar of pro-slavery thought
  • The novelist and the jurist : Harriet Beecher Stowe's jurisprudence of sentiment
  • Beyond State v. Mann : Thomas Ruffin's jurisprudence
  • Joseph Henry Lumpkin : industrialism and slavery in the old south
  • Pro-slavery jurisprudence : Thomas Reade Roots Cobb's an inquiry into the law of Negro slavery
  • "The dictate of a wise policy" : judicial opposition to freedom
  • Slavery, property, and constitutionalism in the secession debates