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Dred Scott and the problem of constitutional evil

Author: Mark A Graber
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies on the American Constitution.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 2006 book offers an interpretation of the constitutional law and politics of slavery.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Dred Scott; Dred Scott; Dred Scott, Sklave.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Graber
ISBN: 0521861659 9780521861656
OCLC Number: 64084588
Description: xiii, 264 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Rehabilitating Dred Scott --
The problem of constitutional evil --
Slavery as a constitutional evil --
pt. 1. The lessons of Dred Scott --
The Dred Scott decision --
Critiques of Dred Scott --
The institutional critique --
The historical critique --
The aspirational critique --
Critiquing the critiques --
The institutional critique --
The historical critique --
The aspirational critique --
Injustice and constitutional law --
The tyranny of examples --
From constitutional law to constitutional politics --
pt. 2. The constitutional politics of slavery --
The slavery compromises revisited --
The original constitutional politics of slavery --
Accommodating evil in 1787 --
Cracks in the constitutional consensus --
Toward the future --
The compromise and constitutional development --
The original constitutional order in action --
The constitutional order modified : 1820-1860 --
The Constitution and the Civil War --
Republican remedies and constitutional failure --
Law and politics. pt. 3. Compromising with evil --
Majoritarianism and constitutional evil --
Lincoln's majoritarianism --
The majoritarian conception of constitutional evil --
Problems with democratic majoritarianism --
Contract, consent, and constitutional evil --
Lincoln on constitutional contracts and constitutional evil --
The contractual conception of constitutional evil --
The Constitution as a contract --
Cracks in the constitutional contract --
Frustration of constitution --
Constitutional relationships and constitutional evil --
The Constitution as a relational contract --
The constitutional case for abandoning the Constitution of 1787 --
Voting for John Bell --
Lincoln versus Bell --
The Constitution of today's Lincoln voters --
The Constitution of today's Bell voters --
Constitutional justice or constitutional peace --
Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies on the American Constitution.
Responsibility: Mark A. Graber.
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