Chapter

Under Color of Law

Rebecca J. Scott

in The Legal Understanding of Slavery

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199660469
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745508 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660469.003.0009
Under Color of Law

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Human Rights and Immigration

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter discusses the dynamics of enslavement using a historical perspective. It studies the courts' reluctance to use the term ‘slavery’ in modern cases, as seen in the case of Siwa Akofa Siliadin. It then discusses the dynamics of enslavement in Santiago and New Orleans, and cites the case of a certain refugee who faced the effort to create a ‘genuine right of legal ownership’ over her. Finally, the chapter views enslavement as a process.

Keywords: dynamics of enslavement; historical perspective; legal ownership; genuine right; enslavement as process

Chapter.  7256 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.