The Library of Robert Morris, Antebellum Civil Rights Lawyer and Activist

Law Library Journal, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 461-508, 2019

Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 536

49 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2020

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Mary Sarah Bilder

Boston College - Law School

Laurel Davis

Boston College - Law School

Date Written: June 24, 2020

Abstract

The Robert Morris library, the only known extant, antebellum African American–owned library, reveals its owner’s intellectual commitment to full citizenship and equality for people of color. Although studies of lawyers’ libraries have focused on large collections, this article provides a model for interpreting small libraries, particularly where few personal papers remain extant.

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Bilder, Mary Sarah and Davis, Laurel, The Library of Robert Morris, Antebellum Civil Rights Lawyer and Activist (June 24, 2020). Law Library Journal, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 461-508, 2019, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 536, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3634602

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Laurel Davis

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