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:
Under Color of Law

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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

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