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Supreme injustice : slavery in the nation's highest court

Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2018.
Series: Nathan I. Huggins lectures (Cambridge. 2000)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Présentation de l'éditeur : "The three most important Supreme Court Justices before the Civil War-Chief Justices John Marshall and Roger B. Taney and Associate Justice Joseph Story-upheld the institution of slavery in ruling after ruling. These opinions cast a shadow over the Court and the legacies of these men, but historians have rarely delved deeply into the personal and political ideas and motivations they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Marshall; Roger Brooke Taney; Joseph Story; John Marshall; Roger Brooke Taney; Joseph Story; John Marshall; Joseph Story; Roger Brooke Taney; John Marshall; Roger Brooke Taney; Joseph Story; John Marshall, (homme politique); Roger Brooke Taney; Joseph Story
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Finkelman
ISBN: 9780674051218 0674051211
OCLC Number: 1041853226
Description: 1 v. (287 p.) ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
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 --
Coda.
Series Title: Nathan I. Huggins lectures (Cambridge. 2000)
Responsibility: Paul Finkelman.

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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  Read more...

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"[Supreme Injustice] tells the story of three United States Supreme Court Justices...and their 'slavery jurisprudence.' Each of these men, Finkelman argues...shared the belief that antislavery Read more...

 
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