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The Reconstruction justice of Salmon P. Chase : In Re Turner and Texas v. White

Author: Harold Melvin Hyman
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©1997.
Series: Landmark law cases & American society.
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The demise of the Confederacy left a legacy of legal arrangements that raised fundamental and vexing questions regarding the legal rights and status of former slaves and the status of former Confederate states. As Harold Hyman shows, few individuals had greater impact on resolving these difficult questions than Salmon P. Chase, chief justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1865 to 1873. Hyman argues that in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Hyman, Harold Melvin, 1924-
Reconstruction justice of Salmon P. Chase.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1997
(OCoLC)607864461
Named Person: Salmon P Chase; Salmon Portland Chase
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Melvin Hyman
ISBN: 0700608346 9780700608348 0700608354 9780700608355
OCLC Number: 36165258
Description: xi, 184 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preparation --
Practice --
Politician and attorney general for runaway slaves --
Down the slippery slope to secession --
Civilizing America's Civil War --
Means and ends in the Union's evolving war aims --
Matters momentous and mundane in Reconstruction --
Freedom's meanings: states' wrongs and citizens' rights --
In Re Turner: it's hour come 'round at last --
Texas v. White: national motto or final solution? _- Epilogue: Fulfilled and unfulfilled pledges.
Series Title: Landmark law cases & American society.
Responsibility: Harold M. Hyman.

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Harold Hyman argues that in two cases - In Re Turner (1867) and Texas v. White (1869), Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase combined his abolitionist philosophy with an activist jurisprudence to help  Read more...

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