THE ALABAMA SUPREME COURT ON SLAVES

THE ALABAMA SUPREME COURT ON SLAVES

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Between statehood and the end of the Civil War, the Alabama Supreme Court rendered numerous decisions on slavery. Most of them pertained to slaves as property, for property they were ~Source http://www.lib.auburn.edu/archive/aghy/slaves.htm#who

Decisions on Slavery

    <div>Between statehood and the end of the Civil War, the Alabama Supreme Court rendered numerous decisions on slavery. Most of them pertained to slaves as property, for property they were. Nevertheless, the law recognized slaves as persons under some circumstances, most notably when they were victims or perpetrators of crimes. These notes on decisions, arranged in topical order, reflect the variety of legal issues regarding slaves. They do not necessarily represent the norm of slavery, but rather what the court thought the norm should be. Of course, the original cases appeared in the _Alabama Reports_ and may be located there.</div>

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