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The Dragon St. George Could Not Slay: Tucker's Plan to End Slavery


Paul Finkelman


Albany Law School - Government Law Center

February 2006

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 4, 2006

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In this article, Professor Finkelman discusses St. George Tucker's relationship with slavery. On one hand, he was an advocate of abolition and considered slavery inconsistent with the principles of the American Revolution. On the other hand, Tucker was a slave owner himself and provided the legal basis for declaring all persons of African ancestry as slaves in the Hudgins v. Wrights decision. While in his early years Tucker advocated the emancipation of slaves in the state of Virginia, in his later life he used slaves to better his own economic situation.

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Keywords: St. George Tucker, slavery, Hudgins v. Wrights

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Date posted: July 1, 2009  

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Finkelman, Paul, The Dragon St. George Could Not Slay: Tucker's Plan to End Slavery (February 2006). William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 4, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1428472

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

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