Jurisprudence as performance: John Brown's enactment of natural law at Harper's Ferry

@article{Hasian2000JurisprudenceAP,
  title={Jurisprudence as performance: John Brown's enactment of natural law at Harper's Ferry},
  author={M. Hasian},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Speech},
  year={2000},
  volume={86},
  pages={190 - 214}
}
  • M. Hasian
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • Quarterly Journal of Speech
As members of the public and private sphere, we are constantly intrigued by the question of the nature, scope, and limitations of dramatic appeals that are made to a higher justice that appears to exist along side the established order and the “rule of law.” While as Americans we often view ourselves as constitutionalists, obedient citizens who acknowledge the legitimacy of the positive laws instantiated through the decisions of the government, at the same time we are mesmerized by the words… Expand
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