Dean Carter Contributes to Volume on the Legal Understanding of Slavery

Pitt Law Dean William Carter has written a chapter in the recently published volume The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary (Oxford University Press, 2012), edited by Jean Allain. In his chapter, titled “The Abolition of Slavery in the United States: Historical Context and Contemporary Application,” Carter argues that the framers of the Thirteenth Amendment were referring to not only chattel slavery but also the “badges and incidents” of slavery when they wrote “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude . . . shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

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