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Law Breaking

Joseph P. Tomain

in Creon's Ghost: Law, Justice, and the Humanities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333411
eISBN:
9780199868841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333411.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The Underground Railroad, the conductors that operated it, and the fugitive slaves that it transported constitute an essential story of the conflict between man's law and higher law; it is a story ... More


Babel: Changed Persistence on Slavery’s Borderland

Christopher Phillips

in The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780195187236
eISBN:
9780199378180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187236.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The economic, political, and racial environment in the middle border region sustained the western white consensus. Even as these states modernized between 1820 and 1850, resultant demographic and ... More


Slavery and the Sin of Secular America

Joseph S. Moore

in Founding Sins: How a Group of Antislavery Radicals Fought to Put Christ into the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190269241
eISBN:
9780190269272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269241.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Covenanters mounted a witness against the sin of slavery unlike any other. First, their antislavery ideals antedated even the Quaker abolitionist movement; Covenanters were some of the first people ... More


Conclusion

Christopher Phillips

in The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780195187236
eISBN:
9780199378180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187236.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On the middle border, a half-century of politics, formally at the national and state levels and informally as innumerable, personalized war experiences retold by countless civilians and soldiers on ... More


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