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Slave Law in the American South: State v. Mann in History and Literature

by Tushnet, Mark V.
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Retail Price: $12.95
Issue: Spring 2004
ISBN: 0700612718

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.

review of Slave Law in the American South: State v. Mann in History and Literature, by Tushnet, Mark V., Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2004).