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To Go Free: A Treasury of Iowa's Legal Heritage

Acton, Richard, Lord and Patricia Nassif Acton

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ISBN 10: 0813821789 / ISBN 13: 9780813821788
Published by Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A., 1995
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"TO GO FREE spans Iowa's entire legal history, from the Indian treaties of the early nineteenth century through the radical gambling laws of the late twentieth century. Hundreds of excepts from original court records, statutes, personal recollections, and news reports fill the pages, along with many previously unpublished photographs. The book also contains essays on Iowa's most famous legal events, including the 1839 Iowa Territorial Supreme Court decision freeing a former slave, the political struggle to draft the Constitution of 1857, the Cherry sisters' historic liberl lawsuit at the turn of the century, the anti-foreign language edict of World War I, and the Vietnam era's black armband case." This book has 372 pages and is illustrated throughout. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 065267

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Title: To Go Free: A Treasury of Iowa's Legal ...

Publisher: Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: Third Printing

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To Go Free: A Treasury of Iowa's Legal Heritage commemorates the Sesquicentennial of Iowa's statehood with a close look at the state's legal history.
To Go Free spans Iowa's entire legal history, from the Indian treaties of the early nineteenth century through the radical gambling laws of the late twentieth century. Hundreds of excerpts from original court records, statutes, personal recollections, and news reports fill the pages, along with many previously unpublished photographs. The book also contains essays on Iowa's most famous legal events, including the 1839 Iowa Territorial Supreme Court decision freeing a former slave, the political struggle to draft the Constitution of 1857, the Cherry sisters' historic libel lawsuit at the turn of the century, the anti-foreign language edict of World War I, and the Vietnam era's black armband case.
Written by two legal professionals who share a passion for Iowa history, To Go Free offers a fascinating showcase of 150 years of Iowa's legal heritage.

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