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Title:
Slavery, law, and politics : the Dred Scott case in historical perspective
Author:
Fehrenbacher, Don E. (Don Edward), 1920-1997.
Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1981.
Physical Description:
viii, 326 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Abridged ed. of the author's The Dred Scott case, its significance in American law and politics.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1390 Lexile.
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9780195028829

9780195028836
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This is an abridgement of the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Dred Scott Case, making Fehrenbacher's monumental work available to a wider audience. Although it condenses the original by half, all the chapters and major themes of the larger work have been retained, providing a masterful review of the issues before America on the eve of the Civil War.


Summary

This is an abridgement of the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Dred Scott Case, making Fehrenbacher's monumental work available to a wider audience. Although it condenses the original by half, all the chapters and major themes of the larger work have been retained, providing a masterful review ofthe issues before America on the eve of the Civil War.


Author Notes

Don E. Fehrenbacher is at Stanford University.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 3
1 Slavery and Race in the American Constitutional Systemp. 7
2 Expansion and Slavery in National Politicsp. 41
3 Toward Judicial Resolutionp. 72
4 The Taney Court and Judicial Powerp. 102
5 The Dred Scott Case in Missourip. 121
6 Before the Supreme Courtp. 151
7 The Opinion of the Courtp. 183
8 Concurrence, Dissent, and Public Reactionp. 214
9 The Lecompton and Freeport Connectionsp. 244
10 Not Peace but a Swordp. 273
11 In the Stream of Historyp. 295
Selected Books for Further Readingp. 309
Indexp. 313
Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 3
1 Slavery and Race in the American Constitutional Systemp. 7
2 Expansion and Slavery in National Politicsp. 41
3 Toward Judicial Resolutionp. 72
4 The Taney Court and Judicial Powerp. 102
5 The Dred Scott Case in Missourip. 121
6 Before the Supreme Courtp. 151
7 The Opinion of the Courtp. 183
8 Concurrence, Dissent, and Public Reactionp. 214
9 The Lecompton and Freeport Connectionsp. 244
10 Not Peace but a Swordp. 273
11 In the Stream of Historyp. 295
Selected Books for Further Readingp. 309
Indexp. 313

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