The fugitive's properties : law and the poetics of possession /
'The Fugitive's Properties' uncovers a poetics of intangible personified property emerging out of antebellum laws circulating through key 19th century works of literature, & informing cultural forms such as blackface minstrelsy & early race films.
University of Chicago Press,
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Table of Contents:
- INTRODUCTION: The Slave's Two Bodies
- Fugitive Property
- The Agency of Form
- Caveat Emptor: Fugitive Sound: Fungible Personhood, Evanescent Property
- Theft and Gift
- Copyright Law
- The Human Phonograph
- The Poetics of Property, 1857: Dred Scott v. Sandford
- Pro Bono Publico: The Fugitive's Properties: Uncle Tom's Incalculable Dividend
- Fictions of Finance: Puttin' on Old Massa
- Pro Bono Publico
- Tom's par me la
- Castles in the Air
- The Social Covenant of Property
- Cuttin' of Figgers
- Sine Qua Non: Counterfactuals, Causation, and the Tenses of "Separate but Equal"
- In Plain Black and White
- Parallel Tracks
- What Happened in the Tunnel
- CONCLUSION: The Rules of the Game
- Sin and Risk
- Principle and History
- Procedure and Pragmatism.