Monday, 23 January 2017

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law - new database


The Library now has access to Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law a comprehensive research collection devoted to the study of slavery.


This collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. It includes:
  • every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery
  • every federal statute dealing with slavery
  • all reported state and federal cases on slavery

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law gathers every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, which includes many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals in the United States and elsewhere. It provides more than 1,000 pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century and word searchable access to all Congressional debates from the Continental Congress to 1880. It also  includes many modern histories of slavery.
  
The collection was developed under the direction of Paul Finkelman, Ariel F. Sallows Visiting Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law.









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