The thirteenth amendment: the legal framework against slavery throughout the history of the United States

Del Corno, Alessandra Maria Giuseppina (A.A. 2020/2021) The thirteenth amendment: the legal framework against slavery throughout the history of the United States. Tesi di Laurea in Comparative public law, Luiss Guido Carli, relatore Giovanni Rizzoni, pp. 149. [Master's Degree Thesis]

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The legal framework of slavery before the thirtheenth amendment. The birth and purposes of slavery in the new continent. How did the framers of the American Constitution projected slavery de jure in the 18th century? The action of the congress on the issue of slavery. Definition of slavery through the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court. How the case laws in regard to fugitive slaves helped seal the legal definition of slave. The civil war and the crafting of the thirteenth amedment. The civil war: a racially charged historical milestone. The drafting of the thirteenth and the other reconstruction amendments. The hurdles to the reconstruction amendments. The age of segregation: from the late 19th century to the end of the civil rights movement. The emergence of black codes in the postbellum era. The Jim Crow law and its landmark cases. 1954-1968: the civil rights movement and its most paramount achievements. The issue of mass incarceration in the 21st century. Statistics regarding US prison population. The historic career of the exception clause and the war on drugs. The functioning of the penal and social system in the age of mass incarceration. The relation between prisons and corporate America. Achievements and struggles.


Bibliografia: pp. 123-138.

Thesis Type: Master's Degree Thesis
Institution: Luiss Guido Carli
Degree Program: Master's Degree Programs > Master's Degree Program in International Relations (LM-62)
Chair: Comparative public law
Thesis Supervisor: Rizzoni, Giovanni
Thesis Co-Supervisor: Alegi, Gregory
Academic Year: 2020/2021
Session: Autumn
Deposited by: Alessandro Perfetti
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2022 10:37
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2022 10:37


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