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Chapter 5 - Legal Troubles

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 January 2020

Jeff Forret
Affiliation:
Lamar University, Texas
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New Orleans authorities accused William H. Williams of violating a Louisiana state law of 1817 against the importation of convict slaves. Williams, as it turned out, had a long history in the courtroom. Although his business practices helped him largely avoid redhibition suits, and he was never charged with slave stealing or kidnapping as were some of his slave–dealing counterparts, he did face multiple suits lodged by free blacks who claimed that they were unlawfully imprisoned in the Yellow House, Williams’ slave jail.

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Williams' Gang
A Notorious Slave Trader and his Cargo of Black Convicts
, pp. 109 - 136
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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  • Legal Troubles
  • Jeff Forret, Lamar University, Texas
  • Book: Williams' Gang
  • Online publication: 16 January 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108651912.006
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  • Legal Troubles
  • Jeff Forret, Lamar University, Texas
  • Book: Williams' Gang
  • Online publication: 16 January 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108651912.006
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  • Legal Troubles
  • Jeff Forret, Lamar University, Texas
  • Book: Williams' Gang
  • Online publication: 16 January 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108651912.006
Available formats
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