University of Georgia Press
Jason A. Gillmer has interpreted all manner of legal records to tell the stories of people—enslaved and free—who would not otherwise have made the newspapers, or the political record. Gillmer is frank that he intends to deploy narratives free of cumbersome scholarly apparatus, and he delivers on this promise. The stories in this narrative are fascinating, perplexing, sometimes entertaining or shocking. And they tell us a good deal about race and law in the antebellum era.
"Slavery and Freedom in Texas: Stories from the Courtroom, 1821-1871,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 20
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol20/iss4/5