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Author Dyer, Justin Buckley, 1983-

Title Natural law and the antislavery constitutional tradition / Justin Buckley Dyer.

Publication Info. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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 Law Classified  KF4545.S5 D94 2012    AVAILABLE
Description x, 197 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition is a succinct account of the development of American antislavery constitutionalism in the years preceding the Civil War"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: Slavery and the laws and rights of nature -- Introduction: The apple of gold -- Somerset and the antislavery constitutional tradition -- Constitutional disharmony in The Antelope and La Amistad -- Constitutional construction in Prigg and Dredd Scott -- Natural law, providence, and Lincoln's constitutional statesmanship -- Public reason and the wrong of slavery -- Conclusion: The heritage of the antislavery constitutional tradition.
Subject Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Natural law -- Influence.
ISBN 9781107013636 hardback
1107013631 hardback