Sovereignty, Race and Freedom in Constitutions, Citations and Corpuses

Petitioning for Freedom: Habeas Corpus in the American West, 1812-1924

Authors: Katrina Jagodinsky (University of Nebraska Lincoln) , Cory Young

  • Petitioning for Freedom: Habeas Corpus in the American West, 1812-1924

    Sovereignty, Race and Freedom in Constitutions, Citations and Corpuses

    Petitioning for Freedom: Habeas Corpus in the American West, 1812-1924

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Abstract

Tribal Constitutions, Citing Slavery, andPetitioning for Freedom are digital legal history projects focused onexpressions of sovereignty within tribal constitutions, the remnants of slaveryin modern law, and the underexamined role of habeas petitioners in challengingcoercion and confinement in the long-nineteenth-century United States. Eachproject deploys legal databases differently, but with the shared goal ofcontributing key insights to legal historical scholarship and offeringinterfaces that appeal to a broad, public audience.

Keywords: Database, Unpublished Archival Records, Tribal Constitutions, Slavery, Habeas Corpus

How to Cite:

Jagodinsky, K. & Young, C., (2023) “Petitioning for Freedom: Habeas Corpus in the American West, 1812-1924”, Journal for Digital Legal History 1(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/dlh.89671

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16 Nov 2023
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