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209.2 sec. 1 - Readings in Slavery, History, and Law (Fall 2014)

Instructor: Christopher Tomlins  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: Tu 10:00-12:40
Meeting Location: 2240 Piedmont

Course Start: August 26, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49532


This seminar addresses the history of slavery and of the law of enslavement, primarily in mainland North America but also in comparative perspective. We will read the field’s classics, and its most recent accounts. Our emphasis will be on slavery as a labor system, but we will also examine slavery as a social condition, and the laws that applied in both respects. We will attempt to understand slavery’s North American origins, its legal and moral justifications, its expansion, its politics, and its demise. Our goal will be to achieve a thorough and complete grounding in the field’s formative literatures through reading and extended discussion. Students are expected to share in the responsibility for leading discussion and to write a 30 page final paper on a topic of their choice within the parameters of the seminar. This final paper could take the form of an academic paper or a detailed research proposal for a major grant or fellowship.

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Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Law and Society
Legal Theory and History
Work Law

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Books:
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  • A slaveholders' union
    George William Van Cleve
    Publisher: Chicago ; University of Chicago Press, 2010.
    ISBN: 9780226846682
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $23.02
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  • American Negro Slavery
    Ulrich Bonnell Phillips,
    Publisher: Echo Library
    ISBN: 9781406832082
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 9.95
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Bonds of Alliance
    Brett Rushforth,
    Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
    ISBN: 9780807835586
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 25
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  • Double character
    Ariela J. Gross
    Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2006.
    ISBN: 9780820328607
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 7.67
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  • Freedom Bound: Law, Labor, and Civic Identity in Colonizing English America, 1580-1865
    Christopher Tomlins
    Edition: 2010
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 9780521137775
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 35.00
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  • Freedom's Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752
    William Pettigrew
    Edition: 2013
    Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
    ISBN: 9781469611815
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 40.00
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  • Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century
    Daniel Martinez HoSang (Editor), Oneka LaBennett (Editor), Laura Pulido (Editor)
    Publisher: University of California Press
    ISBN: 9780520273443
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom
    Walter Johnson
    Edition: 2013
    Publisher: Belknap Harvard
    ISBN: 9780674045552
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 35.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Roll, Jordan, roll
    [by] Eugene D. Genovese
    Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books [1974]
    ISBN: 9780394491318
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 3.88
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  • Slavery and social death
    Orlando Patterson
    Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1982.
    ISBN: 9780674810822
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 26
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  • Slavery: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life
    Stanley Elkins,
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    ISBN: 9780226204734
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 0.99
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  • Soul by soul
    Walter Johnson
    Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; Harvard University Press, 1999.
    ISBN: 9780674821484
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 5.61
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  • Southern slavery and the law, 1619-1860
    Thomas D. Morris
    Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1996.
    ISBN: 9780807822388
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 18
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  • The Peculiar Institution
    Kenneth M. Stampp,
    Publisher: Vintage
    ISBN: 9780394702537
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 0.67
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  • The claims of kinfolk
    Dylan C. Penningroth
    Publisher: Chapel Hill ; University of North Carolina Press, c2003.
    ISBN: 9780807854761
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 5.5
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  • Tumult and silence at Second Creek
    Winthrop D. Jordan
    Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1995.
    ISBN: 9780807120392
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 4.91
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