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Author Finkelman, Paul, 1949- author.

Title Supreme injustice : slavery in the nation's highest court / Paul Finkelman.

Publication Info. 2018
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  342.087 F495s 2018    ---  DUE 05-07-22
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Description 287 pages ; 22 cm.
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Series Nathan I. Huggins lectures
Nathan I. Huggins lectures.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Marshall, John, 1755-1835.
Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864.
Story, Joseph, 1779-1845.
United States. Supreme Court -- History -- 19th century.
Marshall, John, 1755-1835. (OCoLC)fst00055667
Story, Joseph, 1779-1845. (OCoLC)fst00003204
Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864. (OCoLC)fst00002729
United States. Supreme Court. (OCoLC)fst00529481
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Judicial opinions -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Judges -- United States -- Attitudes -- History -- 19th century.
Judges -- Attitudes. (OCoLC)fst00984494
Judicial opinions. (OCoLC)fst00984685
Slavery -- Law and legislation. (OCoLC)fst01120465
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780674051218 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0674051211 (hardcover alkaline paper)

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