After Somerset: The Scottish Experience

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The Scottish evidence examined demonstrates the power of the popular understanding that in Somerset's Case (1772). Lord Mansfield had freed the slaves, and shows how the rapid spread of this view through newspapers, magazines, and more personal communications, encouraged those held as slaves in Scotland to believe that Lord Mansfield had freed them - at least if they reached England.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-312
Number of pages22
JournalThe Journal of Legal History
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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