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The Confederate JuristThe Legal Life of Judah P. Benjamin$
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William C. Gilmore

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781474482004

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482004.001.0001

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Concluding Reflections

Concluding Reflections

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(p.118) 5 Concluding Reflections
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The Confederate Jurist
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William C. Gilmore

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482004.003.0006

This commences with Benjamin’s death in Paris in May 1884 and the manner in which this news was received in the media and in professional circles in the United Kingdom, his home state of Louisiana and in America more generally. This forms the context for an assessment of his several careers and of the personal and professional attributes which contributed, often in the face of disadvantage and adversity, to his successes. His legacy, more as a distinguished jurist and pioneer of comparative private law scholarship than as a flawed and controversial politician, is also considered in concluding this biographical sketch of an intriguing and complex figure

Keywords:   Death, 1884, Career assessment, Personal attributes, Professional attributes, Comparative private law, Legal scholarship, Legacy

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