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Supreme injustice : slavery in the nation's highest court

Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Nathan I. Huggins lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In ruling after ruling, the three most important pre-Civil War justices--Marshall, Taney, and Story--upheld slavery. Paul Finkelman establishes an authoritative account of each justice's proslavery position, the reasoning behind his opposition to black freedom, and the personal incentives that embedded racism ever deeper in American civic life"--
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Marshall; Roger Brooke Taney; Joseph Story; John Marshall; Joseph Story; Roger Brooke Taney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Finkelman
ISBN: 9780674051218 0674051211
OCLC Number: 1003273166
Description: 287 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Antebellum Constitution and slavery --
John Marshall : slave owner and jurist --
John Marshall and the African slave trade --
Joseph Story : New England icon in the service of slavery --
Roger B. Taney : slavery's great chief justice.
Series Title: Nathan I. Huggins lectures.
Responsibility: Paul Finkelman.

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Taken together, Finkelman's accounts of the troubling underbellies of the Marshall, Story and Taney careers offer an unsettling meal...This book is a useful contribution toward a fleshing out of the Read more...

 
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