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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1979, The Dred Scott Case is a masterful examination of the most famous example of judicial failure--the case referred to as "the most frequently overturned decision in history." On March 6, 1857, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney delivered the Supreme Court's decision against Dred Scott, a slave who maintained he had been emancipated as a result of having lived with his master in the free state of Illinois and in federal territory where slavery was forbidden by the Missouri Compromise. The decision did much more than resolve the fate of an elderly black man and his family: Dred Scott v. Sanford was the first instance in which the Supreme Court invalidated a major piece of federal legislation. The decision declared that Congress had no power to prohibit slavery in the federal territories, thereby striking a severe blow at the legitimacy of the emerging Republican party and intensifying the sectional conflict over slavery. This book represents a skillful review of the issues before America on the eve of the Civil War. The first third of the book deals directly with the with the case itself and the Court's decision, while the remainder puts the legal and judicial question of slavery into the broadest possible American context. Fehrenbacher discusses the legal bases of slavery, the debate over the Constitution, and the dispute over slavery and continental expansion. He also considers the immediate and long-range consequences of the decision.

About the Author

The late Don E. Fehrenbacher was William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies at Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART ONE: OUT OF THE PAST

1. Race, Slavery, and the Origins of the Republic

2. Slavery in the American Constitutional System

3. The Pursuit of Freedom

4. Expansion and Slavery in Early National Politics

5. Expansion and Slavery in a Continental Republic

6. The Territorial Question, 1848-1854

7. Toward Judicial Resolution

8. The Taney Court and Judicial Power

PART TWO: A DECADE OF LITIGATION

9. Dred Scott and His Travels

10. Versus Emerson

11. Versus Sandford

12. Before the Supreme Court

13. Voices in Confusion

14. What the Court Decided

15. The Opinion of the Court: Negroes and Citizenship

16. The Opinion of the Court: Slavery in the Territories

17. Concurrence and Dissent

PART THREE: CONSEQUENCES AND ECHOES

18. The Judges Judged

19. The Lecompton Connection

20. The Freeport Doctrine

21. Not Peace But a Sword

22. Reasons Why

23. In the Stream of History

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195145885
Author:
Fehrenbacher, Don E.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Don E.
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Law-Legal History
Subject:
Scott, Dred
Subject:
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Subject:
Law : General
Edition Description:
Bibliography.Includes index.
Series Volume:
106-28
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 line illus
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
5.9 x 9 x 2 in 2.35 lb

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