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Double Character: Slavery and Mastery in the Antebellum Courtroom

by Gross, Ariela J.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Retail Price: $39.50 hardcover
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 0691059578

Drawing from county cases in Natchez, Mississippi, and cases tried before five southern appellate courts, Ariela J. Gross examines the intersection of slavery and law. She looks at slave auctions, mistreatment, and criminal behavior, and concludes that, for white men, "commercial trials became an arena for proving mastery and honor."

review of Double Character: Slavery and Mastery in the Antebellum Courtroom, by Gross, Ariela J., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).