chattel property

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That can only happen if the principal stalk of slavery, namely the possibility of chattel property in human beings, is cut down and dug up by the root.
Hoping to gain some measure of financial remuneration for his slaves as their chattel property value plummeted in war-torn Missouri, Walker boarded the train near Sedalia with plans to sell them in Louisville, Kentucky.
Hal's prodigality and masterful understanding of chattel property, and the malleable relations they promote, enable his new and more successful navigation of political conditions.
In the hands of the powerful, natural law has offered a ready means by which to justify racism, slavery, wars of imperial expansion, and the exploitation of the poor, thus buttressing heretical ideas about race, ethnicity, sex, chattel property, and poverty.
This is part of a broader project in which we argue that we can and should look to chattel property to learn how limits on intellectual property rights might be crafted.
He studies the composition of the slaveholders and how they acquired their chattel property.
Land differs from chattel property in three relevant respects: (a) it is immobile, (b) it cannot be destroyed, and (c) a sophisticated recording system is already in place for land throughout the United States.
Perhaps it is surprising, therefore, that the following are true: (1) the common law generally permits the abandonment of chattel property, (2) the common law promotes the transfer of real property via adverse possession, and (3) the civil law is widely believed to permit the abandonment of real property.
Zurcher shows how the association of Florimell with chattel property allows Spenser to represent the appeal to Neptune for her release from Proteus's prison in terms of replevin, a common-law process for adjudicating the claim of a lord (here, Proteus) over goods belonging to a tenant (Marinell) who owes the lord an unfulfilled service.
The black slaveholders bought and sold their chattel property, worked and leased them, treated them well and abused them, emancipated them and fought tooth and nail to keep them enslaved--just like their white counterparts.
The institution of slavery in the nineteenth century is a powerful, multileveled play on consumption and production with its own unique kind of "gothic economy," which Beloved revises through Sethe's efforts to "consume" the "product" of slavery, her own children, that law and custom mandate as chattel property.