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Dred Scott and the Politics of Slavery

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ISBN-10: 0700615032

ISBN-13: 9780700615032

Edition: 2007

Authors: Earl M. Maltz

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The slave Dred Scott claimed that his residence in a free state transformed him into a free man. His lawsuit took many twists and turns before making its way to the Supreme Court in 1856. But when the Court ruled against him, the ruling sent shock waves through the nation and helped lead to civil war. Writing for the 7-to-2 majority, Chief Justice Roger Taney asserted that blacks were not and never could be citizens. Taney also ruled that the Missouri Compromise of 1820 was unconstitutional, upsetting the balance of slave and free states. Earl Maltz now offers a new look at this landmark case, presenting Dred Scott as a turning point in an already contentious national debate. Maltz's…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 3/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.34" wide x 8.45" long x 0.54" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Editors' Preface
The Politics of Slavery, 1785-1842
The Supreme Court and Slavery, 1825-1842
Slavery in the Territories, 1842-1856
The Road to the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court in 1856
Arguments and Deliberations
The Opinions of the Justices
The Impact of Dred Scott
Dred Scott and the Limits of Judicial Power
Bibliographic Essay