An Imperfect Union : Slavery, Federalism, and Comity

Paul Finkelman.

Published 1981 (Out of Print), The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN: 080-781-4385. Reprint of the first and only edition.

Finkelman describes the judicial turmoil that ensued when slaves were taken into free states, and the resultant issues of the conflict of laws, comity and cooperation between the states, their Constitutional obligations, and the threat of the nationalization of slavery.

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