Beyond '12 Years A Slave:' The signatures of those who sued for freedom

Beyond '12 Years A Slave:' The signatures of those who sued for freedom

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

University of Iowa law professor Lea VanderVelde worked with a set of around 300 antebellum civil cases of slaves suing their masters for their freedom in the courts in St. Louis while writing her forthcoming book, "Redemption Songs: Courtroom Stories of Slavery."

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