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Slave Law in the American South: State v. Mann in History and Literatureby Tushnet, Mark V.
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Retail Price: $12.95
Issue: Spring 2004
Tushnet, in order to flesh out the influence of slave law on the society at large, has concentrated on one case: State v. Mann. This infamous vase concluded that masters could not be prosecuted for harming their slaves and was the muse for Harriet Beecher Stowe's second novel Dred.