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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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The Slaughterhouse Cases

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Jonathan LurieProfessor of History and Adjunct Professor of Law, Rutgers University, USA, Ronald M. LabbeProfessor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, USA

ISBN13: 9780700612901
ISBN: 0700612904
Published: November 2003
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Format: Hardback
Price: £34.50



The Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1868, sought to protect the rights of newly freed slaves, but it was first put to the test in a row between the butchers and state of New Orleans five years later. This study analyses the case and the controversial Supreme Court decision.

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