Report of the Case of Edward Prigg Against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States, at January Term, 1842. In Which It Was Decided That All the Laws of the Several States Relative to Fugitive Slaves Are Unconstitutional and Void; and That Congress Have the Exclusive Power of Legislature on the Subject of Fugitive Slaves Escaping into Other States.
Philadelphia: Stereotyped by L. Johnson, 1842. Cloth. The 1842 1st edition of the report of this seminal case brought by "slavecatcher" Edward Prigg against Pennsylvania, a case which not only directly took on the legal question of States' rights (or their reach) to participate in the enforecement of capturing escaped..... More