In the Matter of Color
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In the Matter of Color : Race and the American Legal Process 1: The Colonial Period

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Focusing on the actions and attitudes of the courts, legislatures, and public servants in six colonies, Judge Higginbotham shows ways in which the law has contributed to injustices suffered by Black Americansshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 142.24 x 215.9 x 43.18mm | 657.71g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • frontispiece, endpaper illustrations
  • 0195027450
  • 9780195027457
  • 1,494,012

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"Chronicles in unrelenting detail the role of the law in the enslavement and subjugation of black Americans during the colonial period. No attempt to summarize the colonial experience could convey the rich and comprehensive detail which is the major strength of Judge Higginbotham's work."--Harvard Law Review"A definitive study of racism, slavery, and the law in early America."--American Historical Review"Founded on comprehensive research, thoroughly documented, and well-written, In the Matter of Color is a contribution of the first importance to the study of racial issues in America, invaluable alike to students of American history, law, or society."--History "Chronicles in unrelenting detail the role of the law in the enslavement and subjugation of black Americans during the colonial period. No attempt to summarize the colonial experience could convey the rich and comprehensive detail which is the major strength of Judge Higginbotham's work."--Harvard Law Review "A definitive study of racism, slavery, and the law in early America."--American Historical Review "Founded on comprehensive research, thoroughly documented, and well-written, In the Matter of Color is a contribution of the first importance to the study of racial issues in America, invaluable alike to students of American history, law, or society."--History "An excellent analysis of the legal process in historical context. A thought-provoking book with extensive data."--Linda Borish, Rhodes College "Chronicles in unrelenting detail the role of the law in the enslavement and subjugation of black Americans during the colonial period. No attempt to summarize the colonial experience could convey the rich and comprehensive detail which is the major strength of Judge Higginbotham's work."--Harvard Law Review "A definitive study of racism, slavery, and the law in early America."--American Historical Review "Founded on comprehensive research, thoroughly documented, and well-written, In the Matter of Color is a contribution of the first importance to the study of racial issues in America, invaluable alike to students of American history, law, or society."--History "An excellent analysis of the legal process in historical context. A thought-provoking book with extensive data."--Linda Borish, Rhodes College "Chronicles in unrelenting detail the role of the law in the enslavement and subjugation of black Americans during the colonial period. No attempt to summarize the colonial experience could convey the rich and comprehensive detail which is the major strength of Judge Higginbotham's work."--HarvardLaw Review"A definitive study of racism, slavery, and the law in early America."--American Historical Review"Founded on comprehensive research, thoroughly documented, and well-written, In the Matter of Color is a contribution of the first importance to the study of racial issues in America, invaluable alike to students of American history, law, or society."--History"An excellent analysis of the legal process in historical context. A thought-provoking book with extensive data."--Linda Borish, Rhodes Collegeshow more

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Judge Higginbotham chronicles in unrelenting detail the role of the law in the enslavement and subjugation of black Americans during the colonial period. It is a moving book that should be read by all Americans who believe in justice and dignity for all.show more

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