Slavery and the Supreme Court, 1825-1861

Slavery and the Supreme Court, 1825-1861

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by Earl M. Maltz
     
 

The first book to provide a comprehensive examination of all eight major slavery cases that came before the Supreme Court. Identifies the political and legal forces that shaped the judicial outcomes and argues that, Dred Scott aside, the Court was not, in fact, proslavery.See more details below

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The first book to provide a comprehensive examination of all eight major slavery cases that came before the Supreme Court. Identifies the political and legal forces that shaped the judicial outcomes and argues that, Dred Scott aside, the Court was not, in fact, proslavery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700616664
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
10/19/2009
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part I. The Jurisprudence of the Marshall Court

Chapter 1: Prelude to Conflict: The Marshall Court and The Antelope

Chapter 2: The Marshall Court and Federalism

Part II. The Age of Accommodation

Chapter 3: Sectionalism and the Rise of the Second Party System

Chapter 4: The Supreme Court in the Early 1840s

Chapter 5: United States v. The Amistad

Chapter 6: Slavery, the Commerce Power, and Groves v. Slaughter

Chapter 7: The Problem of Fugitive Slaves

Chapter 8: Assessment

Part III. The Conflict Escalates, 1842-1853

Chapter 9: Slavery and Territorial Expansion

Chapter 10: The Controversy over Fugitive Slaves, 1842-53

Chapter 11: The Supreme Court in 1846

Chapter 12: Revisiting the Commerce Power

Chapter 13: The Ongoing Struggle over Fugitive Slaves

Chapter 14: Prelude to Dred Scott: Strader v. Graham and the Doctrine of Reattachment

Chapter 15: Assessment

Part IV. The Sectionalization of American Politics, 1853-1859

Chapter 16: The Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Anthony Burns Affair, and the Demise of the Second Party System

Chapter 17: The Supreme Court in the Mid 1850s

Chapter 18: Northern Nullification: Ableman v. Booth, Part One

Chapter 19: Dred Scott, Part One: The Road to the Supreme Court

Chapter 20: The Court on the Brink

Chapter 21: Sectionalism on the March

Chapter 22: Dred Scott, Part Two: Reargument and Reconsideration

Chapter 23: Dred Scott, Part Three: The Opinions of the Justices

Chapter 24: Dred Scott, Part Four: The Reaction to the Court's Decision

Chapter 25: Ableman v. Booth, Part Two: The Court Decides

Part V. The Isolated Court

Chapter 26: The Election of 1860

Chapter 27: Kentucky v. Dennison and the Problem of Extradition

Conclusion: The Lessons of the Slavery Cases

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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