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The Dred Scott Case - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,243
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The Dred Scott Case - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law (Hardcover): David Thomas Konig, Paul Finkelman,...

The Dred Scott Case - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law (Hardcover)

David Thomas Konig, Paul Finkelman, Christopher Alan Bracey; Series edited by Paul Finkelman, L. Diane Barnes

Series: Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest

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In 1846 two slaves, Dred and Harriet Scott, filed petitions for their freedom in the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. As the first true civil rights case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, Dred Scott v. Sandford raised issues that have not been fully resolved despite three amendments to the Constitution and more than a century and a half of litigation. The Dred Scott Case: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law presents original research and the reflections of the nation's leading scholars who gathered in St. Louis to mark the 150th anniversary of what was arguably the most infamous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision, which held that African Americans "had no rights" under the Constitution and that Congress had no authority to alter that, galvanized Americans and thrust the issue of race and law to the center of American politics. This collection of essays revisits the history of the case and its aftermath in American life and law. In a final section, the present-day justices of the Missouri Supreme Court offer their reflections on the process of judging and provide perspective on the misdeeds of their nineteenth-century predecessors who denied the Scotts their freedom. Contributors: Austin Allen, Adam Arenson, John Baugh, Hon. Duane Benton, Christopher Alan Bracey, Alfred L. Brophy, Paul Finkelman, Louis Gerteis, Mark Graber, Daniel W. Hamilton, Cecil J. Hunt II, David Thomas Konig, Leland Ware, Hon. Michael A. Wolff

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Imprint: Ohio University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest
Release date: June 2010
First published: June 2010
Editors: David Thomas Konig • Paul Finkelman • Christopher Alan Bracey
Series editors: Paul Finkelman • L. Diane Barnes
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 292
ISBN-13: 978-0-8214-1911-3
Categories: Books > Law
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Constitutional & administrative law
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Slavery & emancipation
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Constitutional & administrative law > Citizenship & nationality law
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Civil rights & citizenship
Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Constitutional & administrative law > Citizenship & nationality law > General
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
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LSN: 0-8214-1911-0
Barcode: 9780821419113

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