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A Peculiar Humanism

Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in High Courts of the Old South, 1820-50

William E. Wiethoff (author)

ISBN: 9780820317977

Publication Date: May 1996

Format: Hardback

Assessing the judicial use of oratory in reviewing slave cases and the struggle to fashion a humanist jurisprudence on slavery despite the restraints placed on judicial advocacy, this work examines the public addresses, judicial narratives and private papers of 69 appellate judges.

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Pages 264
Date Published 31 May 1996
Publisher The University of Georgia Press
Series Studies in the Legal History of the South
Subject/s Slavery & abolition of slavery   Semantics   Jurisprudence & philosophy of law   Prose: non-fiction   Constitutional & administrative law  

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