The origins of African-American interests in international law / Henry J. Richardson, III.

Richardson, Henry J., III [Browse]
Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2008.
xlii, 501 p. ; 27 cm.


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"African Americans claiming rights and interests under international law continue today to cause conflicts, as shown by the book's opening story of W.E.B. DuBois' Senate testimony on the United Nations Charter. Understanding these conflicts requires that we travel back to the origins of the slave trade and work forward to explore the roots of African Americans' stake in international law and the birth of the Afro-American International Tradition. The Origins of African-American Interests in International Law explores these roots for the first Blacks brought by the Spanish, for those in Dutch New York and otherwise prior to the Jamestown landing of the Twenty in 1619, through the growth of North America as an important part of the international slavery system, through the American Revolution and the Constitutional Convention, and through the forced westward march of African-heritage people to the Mississippi River during and following the Haitian Revolution. The book ends at around 1820, just following the close of the War of 1812 between America and Britain."--BOOK JACKET.
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  • Early historical trends
  • The twenty are brought to Jamestown
  • The twenty, and Blacks in pre-revolutionary New York : invoking "outside law"
  • Claims to outside law : hemispheric slave revolts, maroons, and the Republic of Palmares
  • Natural law, international law, Jamestown and the twenty
  • Contemporaneous international legal process and African claims and rights
  • Lancaster Hill's petition at the beginning of the American Revolution
  • International law and Lancaster Hill's claim, through the American Revolution
  • African-American interests in the drafting of the international law-related language of the U.S. Constitution
  • Additional international law provisions of the Constitution : the continuation of the fictional narrative
  • Drafting the final constitutional provisions under the Black fictional narrative
  • African-American claims to outside and international law, 1790-1810 : Black institution building, federal court cases, and James Wilson's jurisprudence.
  • African-American claims to international and outside law, 1790-1810 : property clauses, fugitive slave laws, the international slave trade, and Prosser's rebellion
  • Black claims to outside law and international law interests in Louisiana Territory, 1750-1814
  • The War of 1812 : Black claims to outside law relative to this war and its settlement
  • The birth of African-American international jurisprudence.
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  • 1594603839 (cloth : alk. paper)
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