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International Extradition and Fugitive Slaves - The John Anderson Case


Paul Finkelman


Albany Law School - Government Law Center


Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Vol. 18, No. 765, 1992

Abstract:     
The John Anderson extradition case of 1860-61 was the last attempt to remove a fugitive slave from Canada, and underscores the uncertain protection the Union Jack offered fugitive slaves and the extent to which Canadians were not immune to Negrophopia and racism.

This article uses the John Anderson case as an example of the tensions between law, justice and international politics in the antebellum era, and to illustrate the ambiguities of the 1842 Webster-Ashburton Treaty.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 46

Keywords: John Anderson, Webster-Ashburton Treaty, fugitive slaves

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Date posted: April 16, 2008  

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Finkelman, Paul, International Extradition and Fugitive Slaves - The John Anderson Case. Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Vol. 18, No. 765, 1992. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1120306

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Albany Law School - Government Law Center ( email )
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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