Slavery, Law, and Politics: The Dred Scott Case in Historical Perspective

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Oxford University Press, 1981 - Medical - 326 pages
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This is an abridgement of the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Dred Scott Case, making Fehrenbacher's monumental work available to a wider audience. Although it condenses the original by half, all the chapters and major themes of the larger work have been retained, providing a masterful review of the issues before America on the eve of the Civil War.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Expansion and Slavery in National Politics
41
Toward Judicial Resolution
72
The Taney Court and Judicial Power
102
The Dred Scott Case in Missouri
121
Before the Supreme Court
151
The Lecompton and Freeport Connections
244
Not Peace but a Sword
273
In the Stream of History
295
273
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Don E. Fehrenbacher is at Stanford University.

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