Periodical Index Detail
Trend & Tradition
|What Is Your Verdict?
|Volume 05, Number 01 (T&T, Winter 2020)
|A 1772 court decision freed one enslaved person and inspired thousands of others, but it's unclear what the judge actually said. Somerset v. Stewart was an English court ruling that inspired enslaved people to escape to Britain, where it appeared by the ruling they could live as free people.