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Author Finkelman, Paul, 1949- author.

Title Supreme injustice : slavery in the nation's highest court / Paul Finkelman
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (287 pages)
Contents Introduction -- 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
Summary "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 the personal incentives that embedded racism ever deeper in American civic life"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 6, 2018)
Subject Marshall, John, 1755-1835.
Story, Joseph, 1779-1845.
Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864.
Marshall, John, 1755-1835.
Story, Joseph, 1779-1845.
Taney, Roger Brooke, 1777-1864.
United States. Supreme Court -- History -- 19th century
United States. Supreme Court.
Judges -- United States -- Attitudes -- History -- 19th century
Judicial opinions -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Judges -- Attitudes.
Judicial opinions.
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Slavery -- Law and legislation.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 067498207X
9780674982079
Other Titles Slavery in the nation's highest court