The Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States. [2 Volumes]
The Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States. [2 Volumes]

The Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States. [2 Volumes]


Facsimile reprint of an exhaustive and magisterial study of international and American law covering all aspects of bondage and chattel slavery. With indexes to case law studies and sections devoted to individual U.S. state’s laws. “[T]his treatise on the most exciting topic of the age has never been excelled. Beginning with elementary principles of jurisprudence pertaining to personal bondage [Hurd] traced the legal history of chattel slavery from ancient times as a background for for his analysis of American constitutional and statutory law… This work established his reputation as one of the most learned legal writers in the country.” (DAB)


Description: The Law of Freedom and Bondage in the United States. [2 Volumes]

New York: Negro Universities Press, (1858 and 1862; 1968). Two Volumes. xlvii, [1], 617 pages and xliii, [1], 800 pages. Thick 8vos. Publisher’s cloth; without just jackets, as issued. Spine gilt lettering dulled and some edge soiling to Volume II; a clean and sound set and Very Good.

[3729489]

Price: $75.00

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