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The Concept of Property and the Concept of Slavery<sup>1</sup>

J.E. Penner

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/9780199660469.003.0014
The Concept of Property and the Concept of Slavery1

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This chapter analyzes the concepts of property and slavery. It first addresses the question of why the definition of slavery is problematic in terms of the powers connected to the right of ownership. It then looks at the definitions of slavery that were suggested by Honore and Patterson, before it finally tries to interpret the Convention definition.

Keywords: property; slavery; powers; right of ownership; Convention definition

Chapter.  6243 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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