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Perhaps no other Supreme Court decision has had the political impact of Dred Scott v. Sandford. Using a variety of documents that reflect regional opinions and political debates, Paul Finkelman examines the 1857 decision that helped set in motion the events that eventually led to a new birth of freedom and the abolition of slavery in the United States.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-234) and index.

About the Author

Paul Finkelman is the author of An Imperfect Union: Slavery, Federalism, and Comity (1981); Slavery in the Courtroom (1985), which received the Joseph L. Andrews Award from the American Association of Law Libraries; and His Soul Goes Marching On: Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid (1995), which was a History Book Club selection. He has published numerous articles on American legal history and race relations and lectures frequently on the role of race in American legal development. In 1995, he was designated Virginia Historian of the Year by the Virginia Social Science Association.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword

Preface

 

PART ONE. Introduction: The Dred Scott Case, Slavery, and the Politics of Law

An Overview of the Dred Scott Case

A Bad Decision

A Complex and Confused Case

Slavery in the Territories

Who Was Dred Scott?

Dred Scott Sues for Freedom

In the Federal Court

The Jurisdictional Issue and the Plea in Abatement

The Case in the Federal District Court

Before the Supreme Court

The Judges

The Compromise Not Taken

The Jurisdictional Question

Free Blacks under Taneys Constitution: "They Had No Rights"

The Status of Slavery in the Territories under Dred Scott

The Territories Clause

The Fifth Amendment

Law as Politics

The Politics of Law

The Republican Fear of a Conspiracy

The Nationalization of Slavery

The Democratic Response

 

Epilogue

 

 

PART TWO. The Documents

1. Opinions of the Justices

Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney, Opinion of the Court in Dred Scott, Plaintiff in Error v. John F. A. Sandford

Justice James M. Wayne, Concurring Opinion

Justice Samuel Nelson, Concurring Opinion

Justice Robert Cooper Grier, Concurring Opinion

Justice Peter V. Daniel, Concurring Opinion

Justice John Archibald Campbell, Concurring Opinion

Justice John Catron, Concurring Opinion

Justice John McLean, Dissenting Opinion

Justice Benjamin Robbins Curtis, Dissenting Opinion

2. Newspaper Responses to the Dred Scott Decision

Varieties of Southern ProSlavery Opinion

Enquirer (Richmond), The Dred Scott Case, March 10, 1857

Mercury (Charleston), The Dred Scott Case - Supreme Court on the Rights of the South, April 2, 1857

Daily Picayune (New Orleans), Citizenship, March 21, 1857

The Buchanan Administrations Paper Endorses the Decision

Union (Washington, D.C.), The Dred Scott Case, March 12, 1857

Northern Support for the Dred Scott Decision

Journal of Commerce (New York), The Decision of the Supreme Court, March

11, 1857

Journal of Commerce (New York), The Dred Scott Case, March 12, 1857

Post (Pittsburgh), The Dred Scott Case, March 14, 1857

Post (Pittsburgh), Seeking an Issue, March 17, 1857

Opposition to the Dred Scott Decision: A Spectrum of Northern Opinion

Tribune (New York), March 7, 1857

Daily Times (New York), The Slavery Question - The Decision of the Supreme Court, March 9, 1857

Evening Post (New York), The Supreme Court of the United States, March 7, 1857

Independent (New York), Wickedness of the Decision in the Supreme Court against the African Race, March 19, 1857

Register (Salem), The U.S. Supreme Court, March 12, 1857

Zions Herald and Wesleyan Journal (Boston), The Late Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, March 18, 1857

Lincolns Paper Responds

Tribune (Chicago), Who Are Negroes? March 12, 1857

Tribune (Chicago), The Dred Scott Case, March 17, 1857

Tribune (Chicago), Judge Curtiss Opinion, March 19, 1857

A War for Public Opinion: The Washington Union and The New York Tribune

Union (Washington, D.C.), Unreasonable Complaints, March 21, 1857

Tribune (New York), Judge Taneys Opinion, March 21, 1857

Tribune (New York), Editorial, March 21, 1857

Tribune (New York), Editorial, March 25, 1857

Union (Washington, D.C.), The Supreme Court and the New York Tribune, March 28, 1857

3. Political Debate in the North

Frederick Douglass, The Dred Scott Decision: Speech at New York, on the Occasion of the Anniversary of the American Abolition Society, May 11, 1857

Lincoln-Douglas Debates and the Dred Scott Decision

Abraham Lincoln, The "House Divided" Speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858

Stephen A. Douglas, Speech at Chicago, Illinois, July 9, 1858

Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Chicago, Illinois, July 10, 1858

Stephen A. Douglas, Speech at Springfield, Illinois, July 17, 1858

The Debate at Freeport: Lincolns Questions and Douglass Answers, August 27, 1858

The Debate at Jonesboro, September 15, 1858

Congressional Debate

"Bust of Chief Justice Taney," Congressional Globe, February 23, 1865

 

APPENDICES

Chronology of Events Related to Dred Scott (1787-1870)

Questions for Consideration

Selected Bibliography

 

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312115944
Author:
Finkelman, Paul
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Constitutional
Subject:
Scott, dred, 1809-1858
Subject:
Sanford, John F. A.
Subject:
Missouri compromise.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Scott, Dred - Trials, litigation, etc
Subject:
Sanford, John F. A. - Trials, litigation, etc
Subject:
Law | Constitutional Law
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Bedford Series in History & Culture
Series Volume:
EO97-02
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.59 x 0.495 in

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