Slavery and the Supreme Court, 1825-1861 /
- Publication info:
- Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2009.
Osgoode Hall Law School Library
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- Corporate Subject:
- Slavery and the Supreme Court, 1825-1861 / Earl M. Maltz ; foreword by Mark A. Graber.
- Main Author:
- Maltz, Earl M., 1950-
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, 2009
- Physical Description:
xxii, 362 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -344) and index.
Table of Contents
- Prelude to conflict : the Marshall Court and The antelope
- The Marshall Court and federalism
- Sectionalism and the rise of the second-party system
- The Supreme Court in the early 1840s
- United States v. The Amistad
- Slavery, the commerce power, and Groves v. Slaughter
- The problem of fugitive slaves
- Slavery and territorial expansion
- The controversy over fugitive slaves, 1843-1853
- The Supreme Court in 1846
- Revisiting the commerce power
- The ongoing struggle over fugitive slaves
- Prelude to Dred Scott : Strader v. Graham and the doctrine of reattachment
- The Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Anthony Burns affair, and the demise of the second-party system
- The Supreme Court in the mid-1850s
- Ableman v. Booth, part 1: northern nullification
- Dred Scott, part 1: the road to the Supreme Court
- The Court on the brink
- Sectionalism on the march
- Dred Scott, part 2 : reargument and reconsideration
- Dred Scott, part 3 : the opinions of the justices
- Dred Scott, part 4 : the reaction to the Court's decision
- Ableman v. Booth, part 2 : the Court decides
- The election of 1860
- Kentucky v. Dennison and the problem of extradition
- Conclusion : the lessons of the slavery cases.