Slavery and the Supreme Court, 1825-1861 /

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Main Author: Maltz, Earl M., 1950-
Format: Book
Published: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2009
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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
  • Assessment
  • 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
  • Assessment
  • 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