Slavery, Law, and the Constitution

Lecture Description

This lecture gives an overview of the ways the legal system created and supported slavery, not only through the criminal law, but also the everyday law of commerce and slavery. It also discusses the centrality of slavery to the Constitution, the constitutional crises precipitated by slavery in a federal system, culminating in the Dred Scott case on the eve of the Civil War.

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Legal and Constitutional Slavery

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