Prigg V Pennsylvania

Author: H. Robert Baker
Publisher:
ISBN: 0700618643
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

Examines the case of Prigg v. Pennsylvania, the 1842 Supreme Court case that struck down the free states' personal liberty laws and reaffirmed federal supremacy in determining the procedures for fugitive slave rendition. The first and only book-length treatment of this landmark case that became a pivot point for antebellum politics and law some fifteen years before Dred Scott.