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Author Jones, Bernie D.

Title Fathers of conscience : mixed-race inheritance in the antebellum South / Bernie D. Jones
Published Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 197 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in the legal history of the South
Studies in the legal history of the South.
Contents Righteous fathers, vulnerable old men, and degraded creatures -- Slavery, freedom, and the rule of law -- Justice and mercy in the Kentucky Court of Appeals -- Circling the wagons and clamping down : the Mississippi High Court of Errors and Appeals -- The people of Barnwell against the Supreme Court of South Carolina : the case of Elijah Willis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-182) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Illegitimate children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Inheritance and succession -- Social aspects -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Men, White -- Family relationships -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Racially mixed people -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Slaveholders -- Family relationships -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- Family relationships -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Social classes -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Wills -- Southern States -- Cases.
Women slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008043133
ISBN 0820342300 (electronic bk.)
9780820342306 (electronic bk.)