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The Freedmen’s Bureau Exception: The Triumph of Due (Adversarial) Process and the Dawn of Jim Crow

Amalia D. Kessler

in Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198072
eISBN:
9780300224849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198072.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter 6 examines the Freedmen’s Bureau courts as an exception to the otherwise prevailing failure of conciliation courts to take root in American soil. Created to integrate the newly freed ... More


Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877

Amalia D. Kessler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198072
eISBN:
9780300224849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198072.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

It is widely accepted that American procedure—and indeed American legal culture as a whole—are adversarial (and distinctively so). Yet, precisely because this assumption is so deep-rooted, we have ... More


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