Though the Heavens May Fall

The Landmark Trial that Led to the End of Human Slavery
Author: Steven M. Wise
Publisher: Palabra
ISBN: 9780306814501
Category: History
Page: 282
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For the first time comes the complete, exciting story of the landmark trail that led to the abolition of slavery in the Western world. 16-page photo insert.

Bury the Chains

Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618619078
Category: History
Page: 468
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Offers an account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world.

The Counter-Revolution of 1776

Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America
Author: Gerald Horne
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479808725
Category: History
Page: 363
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The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then living in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with the British. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne shows that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt. Prior to 1776, anti-slavery sentiments were deepening throughout Britain and in the Caribbean, rebellious Africans were in revolt. For European colonists in America, the major threat to their security was a foreign invasion combined with an insurrection of the enslaved. It was a real and threatening possibility that London would impose abolition throughout the colonies—a possibility the founding fathers feared would bring slave rebellions to their shores. To forestall it, they went to war. The so-called Revolutionary War, Horne writes, was in part a counter-revolution, a conservative movement that the founding fathers fought in order to preserve their right to enslave others. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 brings us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States.

The International Human Rights Movement

A History
Author: Aryeh Neier
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691135150
Category: History
Page: 379
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"Aryeh Neier's insightful account of the human rights movement underlines the crucial role played by individuals and human rights defenders in speaking out against abuses. This book describes many of the human rights challenges that remain and is essential reading for all those wishing to understand the political challenges of our times."--Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations (1997--2006) "Human rights has become a global movement. Aryeh Neier was present at the creation of it, so nobody is better qualified to tell the story of its ongoing and epochal fight against brutality and injustice. We can all be grateful for Neier's life of activism and we can be thankful he has reflected on it with such insight."--Michael Ignatieff, University of Toronto and former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada "Aryeh Neier has done more than anyone else to shape the values and practices of the modern human rights movement. His decades of experience give him a unique perspective to describe the key events and decisions that shaped the movement, to detail its major successes, and to outline the steps that must now be taken to meet the challenges ahead."--Kenneth Roth, executive director, Human Rights Watch "With the intimate knowledge--and authority--of one who has been at the center of the international human rights movement for more than three decades, Aryeh Neier captures the movement's uneven but steady rise to the top of the agenda of the world community. The significant transformations chronicled here, and the struggles of the brave men and women around the world that made these changes possible, form a road map for the enormous challenges that still lie ahead."--Juan E. Mendez, UN special rapporteur on torture and coauthor of Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights "This is a valuable, lucid, and timely account of the international human rights movement. Neier has the unique authority to guide the public's understanding of this complex landscape, and his book is full of information, vision, and wisdom."--Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University

FUGITIVE JUSTICE


Author: Steven Lubet
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674059468
Category: History
Page: 384
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In this book, Steven Lubet examines, in detail, three trials on the great issue of fugitive slaves in the 1850’s, the fugitive slave statutes, and how the legal system coped or failed to cope with the apparent inconsistencies between the Constitution supporting slavery and its purpose of guaranteeing certain rights to every man. The first case occurred in 1851 when a white Pennsylvania miller named Caster Hanway faced treason charges based on his participation in the Christiana slave riot. The second trial was of Anthony Burns in Boston, and the third case arose out of the 1858 capture of John Price by Kentucky slavehunters in the abolitionist stronghold of Oberlin, Ohio. The fugitive slave trials also provide modern readers with uncomfortable insights into the nature of slavery itself. With sincere conviction, many northern judges – including some who claimed to oppose slavery – calmly considered the quantum of evidence necessary to turn a human being into property. This book powerfully illuminates the tremendous bravery of the fugitives, the moral courage of their rescuers and lawyers, and, alas, the failure of American legal and political institutions to come to grips with slavery short of civil war.

The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath

Slavery & the Meaning of America
Author: Robert Pierce Forbes
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807831050
Category: History
Page: 369
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Robert Pierce Forbes goes behind the scenes of the crucial Missouri Compromise, the most important sectional crisis before the Civil War, to reveal the high-level deal-making, diplomacy, and deception that defused the crisis, including the central, unexpe

Western European and British Barbarity, Savagery, and Brutality in the Transatlantic Chattel Slave Trade

Homologated by the Churches and Intellectials in the Seventeenth-Nineteent Century a Critical Study
Author: Dr. Robinson A. Milwood PhD
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483608387
Category: Religion
Page: 404
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Man makes history, in a fashion, and history also makes man. As with other men, the historical experience of the African over the centuries has had a profound effect on his self-image as well as on his perception of the external world. Perhaps more than other men, the African in pre-colonial times developed a strong historical tradition, and his perception of himself and his world came to depend very much on his view of the past. European colonialism, brief as it was, produced a traumatic effect largely because it tried to impose on the African a gross distortion of his historical tradition.

Rattling The Cage

Toward Legal Rights For Animals
Author: Steven Wise
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306824000
Category: Science
Page: 384
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Rattling the Cage explains how the failure to recognize the basic legal rights of chimpanzees and bonobos in light of modern scientific findings creates a glaring contradiction in our law. In this witty, moving, persuasive, and impeccably researched argument, Wise demonstrates that the cognitive, emotional, and social capacities of these apes entitle them to freedom from imprisonment and abuse.

A Companion to Latin American History


Author: Thomas H. Holloway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444391640
Category: History
Page: 544
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The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest

The Well's End


Author: Seth Fishman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0147514363
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
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Coming of age in a small Colorado town known for its tall sycamore trees and an elite local boarding school, 16-year-old Mia is shocked when the community is quarantined and surrounded by gun-wielding soldiers amid revelations about her father's secret work with a genetically engineered disease. A first novel.

Slavery and Sentiment

The Politics of Feeling in Black Atlantic Antislavery Writing, 1770-1850
Author: Christine Levecq
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584657340
Category: History
Page: 306
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Illuminates the political dimensions of American and British antislavery texts written by blacks

MacCormick's Scotland


Author: Neil Walker
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748649301
Category: Law
Page: 288
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A Gedenkschrift to one of Scotland's most prominent jurists and legal thinkers.

Lord Mansfield

Justice in the Age of Reason
Author: Norman S. Poser
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773589805
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
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In the first modern biography of Lord Mansfield (1705-1793), Norman Poser details the turbulent political life of eighteenth-century Britain's most powerful judge, serving as chief justice for an unprecedented thirty-two years. His legal decisions launched England on the path to abolishing slavery and the slave trade, modernized commercial law in ways that helped establish Britain as the world's leading industrial and trading nation, and his vigorous opposition to the American colonists stoked Revolutionary fires. Although his father and brother were Jacobite rebels loyal to the deposed King James II, Mansfield was able to rise through English society to become a member of its ruling aristocracy and a confidential advisor to two kings. Poser sets Mansfield's rulings in historical context while delving into Mansfield's circle, which included poets (Alexander Pope described him as "his country's pride"), artists, actors, clergymen, noblemen and women, and politicians. Still celebrated for his application of common sense and moral values to the formal and complicated English common law system, Mansfield brought a practical and humanistic approach to the law. His decisions continue to influence the legal systems of Canada, Britain, and the United States to an extent unmatched by any judge of the past. An illuminating account of one of the greatest legal minds, Lord Mansfield presents a vibrant look at Britain's Age of Reason through one of its central figures.

Unlocking the Cage

Science and the Case for Animal Rights
Author: Steven M. Wise
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 322
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An exploration of animal cognition along the evolutionary spectrum - from children to other intelligent primates to dolphins, parrots, elephants, dogs and even honeybees. Steven Wise finds answers to the big question in animal rights today: Where do we draw the line? He presents a firsthand account of the investigations of animal experts: Cynthia Moss and the affectionate families of Amboseli; Irene Pepperberg and her grey parrot, Alex; and Penny Paterson with the gorilla Koko.

University of Pennsylvania Law Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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University of Pennsylvania Law Review provides a forum for the publication of original research on a broad range of legal and law-related topics.

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction
Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210946
Category: Public libraries
Page: 1856
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Encyclopedia of African-American culture and history

the Black experience in the Americas
Author: Colin A. Palmer,Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN: 9780028658216
Category: History
Page: 2746
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Contains primary source material.