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Author Nokes, R. Gregory.

Title Breaking chains : slavery on trial in the Oregon Territory / R. Gregory Nokes.

Published Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, c2013.
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 Law Library - First Floor  KFO2801.6.S55 N65 2013     AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 224 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-214) and index.
Contents First slaves -- The good life in Missouri -- Lure of Oregon -- On the trail -- Freedom delayed -- Oregon's Dixie -- Land and more land -- The Applegate trail -- Oregon's "lash law?" -- The Cockstock affair -- Gold miners and slaves -- "My children held as slaves?" -- Holmes vs Ford, day-by-day -- Ford's secret strategy -- Enter Judge Williams -- Reuben Shipley -- They weren't alone -- An army slave -- The free state letter -- Let voters decide -- The great slavery non-debate -- Consecrate!!! -- Oregon for whites -- Voters do decide -- A voice for equality -- Reuben and Mary Jane -- Who was Reuben Ficklin -- Mary Jane's final trial -- Slaveholders' last stand -- Moving on.
Subject Slavery -- Law and legislation -- Oregon.
Slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Oregon.
Slaveholders -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Oregon.
Oregon -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780870717123 (pbk.)
087071712X (pbk.)