Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana ISBN 13: 9781616193263
ISBN 10: 1616193263
Paperback; The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; ISBN-13: 978-1616193263
Description:The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd, 2012-11-16. Paperback. Good. Author's inscription, title page. Covers have a curl. Corners bumped/splayed. Small area of discoloration, front edge of pageblock. Text free from marks, highlighting and dogears. Spine uncreased. A solid, though not perfect, author-inscribed pre-owned copy.
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Description:2012. ISBN-13: 9781616193263. ISBN-10: 1616193263. Palmer, Vernon Valentine. Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana. xvi, 196 pp. Clark, New Jersey: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2012. ISBN-13: 9781616193263. ISBN-10: 1616193263. Paperback. New. $49.95 * A path-breaking and masterly study of Louisiana slave law, this fascinating study offers: - an examination of the complex French, Spanish, Roman and American heritage of Louisiana's law of slavery and its codification - a profile of the first effort in modern history to integrate slavery into a European-style civil code, the 1808 Digest of Orleans - a trailblazing study of the unwritten laws of slavery and the legal impact of customs and practices developing outside of the Codes - an analysis that overturns the previous scholarly view that Roman law was the model for the Code Noir of 1685 - a new unabridged translation (by Palmer) of the Code Noir of 1724 with the original French text on facing pages. Vernon Valentine Palmer is… Read more
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