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After the Revolution: Somerset and the Antislavery Tradition in Anglo-American Constitutional Development

Lord Chief Justice Mansfield declared in Somerset v. Stewart (1772) that the nature of slavery is "so odious … nothing can be suffered to support it but positive law." In this essay, I trace the principle laid down in Somerset through several cases that occurred during the first quarter of the... Full description

1st Person: Dyer, Justin Buckley
Source: in The journal of politics : JOP Vol. 71, No. 4 (2009), p. 1422-1434
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2009
Keywords: research-article
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