Lincoln Apostate: The Matson Slave Case

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How the "Great Emancipator" found himself in court defending a slave owner's claim to human chattels
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How the "Great Emancipator" found himself in court defending a slave owner's claim to human chattels
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604739855
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 4/4/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles R. McKirdy, Poway, California, litigated cases for twenty-five years in the state of Illinois and holds a Ph.D. in history and a law degree from Northwestern University. His work has been published in the American Journal of Legal History, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, and the Journal of Legal Education.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 A Dark Canvas 6

Chapter 2 The Initial Hearing 20

Chapter 3 The Lawyers-Lincoln 32

Chapter 4 The Lawyers-Ficklin, Constable, and Linder 44

Chapter 5 The Law 57

Chapter 6 The Trial 74

Chapter 7 The Coils of Friendship 87

Post Trial Briefs 105

Notes 114

Index 167

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