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The African Slave Trade and American Courts: The Pamphlet Literature. 2 Vols.

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The African Slave Trade and American Courts: The Pamphlet Literature. New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1988. 2 Vols. 832 pp. With a New Introduction by Paul Finkelman. Reprinted 2007, 2013 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584777434; ISBN-10: 1584777435. Hardcover. New.

13 Pamphlets reprinted in fascimile, in 2 volumes, with a New Introduction by Paul Finkelman:
1. Story, Joseph. A Charge Delivered to the Grand Juries of the Circuit Court, at October Term, 1819, in Boston, and at November Term, 1819, in Providence, and Published at their Unanimous Request. 8 pp.
2. Story, Joseph. A charge Delivered to the Grand Jury of the Circuit Court of the United States, at its First Session in Portland, for the Judicial District of Maine, May 8, 1820, and Published at the Unanimous Request of the Grand Jury and of the Bar. Portland, 1820. 21 pp.
3. A Report of the Case of the Jeune Eugenie, Determined in the Circuit Court of the United States, for the First Circuit, at Boston, December, 1821. Boston, 1822. 108 pp.
4. The African Captives. Trial of the Prisoners of the Amistad on the Writ of Habeaus Corpus, before the Circuit Court of the United States, for the District of Connecticut, at Hartford; Judges Thompson and Judson. September Term, 1839. New York, 1839. 48] pp.
5. A History of the Amistad Captives: Being a Circumstantial Account of the Capture of the Spanish Schooner Amistad, by the Africans on Board. New Haven, 1840. 32 pp.
6. A Brief Review of Some of the Points in the Case of L'Amistad, and the Principles Involved. 15 pp.
7. Adams, John Quincy. Argument of John Quincy Adams, before the Supreme Court of the United States, in the Case of the United States, Appelants, vs. Cinque, and Others, Africans, Captured in the Schooner Amistad, by Lieut. Gedney, Delivered on the 24th of February and 1st of March, 1841. New York, 1841. 135 pp.
8. Baldwin, Roger S. Argument of Roger S. Baldwin, of New Haven, before the Supreme Court of the United States, in the Case of the United States, Appelants, vs. Cinque, and Others, Africans of the Amistad. New York, 1841. 32 pp.

Please contact us for a complete list of titles contained in these two volumes. Reprinted from the Garland series Slavery, Race, and the American Legal System, 1700-1872, this group of 13 facsimiles relates to cases arising from the illegal importation of slaves. Highlights include the argument of John Quincy Adams in the Amistad case (1841) and two charges to juries by Joseph Story from 1819 and 1820. " The volumes in this series] belong in every library used for research, and in particular at all law school libraries. They will prove valuable to historians, lawyers, law teachers and students, and all persons interested in the problems of slavery and race in American experience." William M. Wiecek, American Journal of Legal History 33 (1989) 187.

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