Supreme injustice : slavery in the nation's highest court / Paul Finkelman.

Publisher's description: In ruling after ruling, the three most important pre-Civil War justices--Marshall, Taney, and Story--upheld slavery. Paul Finkelman establishes an authoritative account of each justice's proslavery position, the reasoning behind his opposition to black freedom, and...

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Main Author: Finkelman, Paul, 1949- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018.
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Table of Contents:
  • The antebellum constitution and slavery
  • John Marshall : slave owner and jurist
  • John Marshall and the African slave trade
  • Joseph Story : New England icon in the service of slavery
  • Roger B. Taney : slavery's great chief justice
  • Coda.