Title

Corrective Justice, Equal Opportunity, and the Legacy of Slavery and Jim Crow

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2004

ISSN

0006-8047

Publisher

Boston University School of Law

Language

en-US

Abstract

Chattel slavery was a brutally cruel, repressive, and exploitative system of racial subjugation. When it was abolished, the former slaveholders owed the freedmen compensation for the terrible wrongs of enslavement. Ex-slaves sought reparations, especially in the form of land, but few received any sort of recompense. The wrongs they suffered were never repaired.

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