Jeffrey R. Brackett
Baltimore: John Hopkins University, 1889.
23cm x 16cm. [vi], 268 pages. Supreme Court Library binding, brown cloth , red leather labels, gilt lettering
A comprehensive description of legislation,development, and eventual abolition of slavery in Maryland from 1962. Distinction between Negro slaves, Indian slaves, or White servants is discussed, along with the the relevance of conversion to Christianity and the concurrent practices of slavery or servitude in Europe. Detailed descriptions of legislative challenge and change, with frequent mention of specific cases in court and council. The experience of the “free Negro” following manumission or emancipation is also described with reference to legislation, individual cases and social-political context. Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science: Extra Volume VI. Series editor Herbert B. Adams.
Minor wear to boards, moderate soiling to lower board. Front fly leaf becoming loose. Very minor soiling and minor toning to pages. Ex Supreme Court Library, Brisbane, library binding, minor stamps.. Good Condition (ex-library). $120 AUD.