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The Dred Scott case : historical and contemporary perspectives on race and law / edited by David Thomas Konig, Paul Finkelman, and Christopher Alan Bracey.

Contributor(s): Konig, David Thomas, 1947- | Finkelman, Paul, 1949- | Bracey, Christopher Alan, 1970-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Ohio University Press series on law, society, and politics in the Midwest: Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, c2010Description: ix, 281 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780821419113 (cloth : alk. paper); 0821419110 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780821419120 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0821419129 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Scott, Dred, 1809-1858 -- Trials, litigation, etc | Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History | Slavery -- United States -- Legal status of slaves in free states -- History | Constitutional history -- United States | United States -- Race relations -- History | United States -- History -- 1849-1877Additional physical formats: Online version:: Dred Scott case.DDC classification: 342.7308/7
Contents:
Constitutional law and the legitimation of history : the enduring force of Roger Taney's opinion of the court / David Thomas Konig -- Dred Scott versus the Dred Scott case : the history and memory of a signal moment in American slavery, 1857-2007 / Adam Arenson -- John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, Dred Scott, and the problem of constitutional evil / Mark Graber -- The legacy of the Dred Scott case : the uncertain course of emancipation in Missouri / Louis Gerteis -- An exaggerated legacy : Dred Scott and substantive due process / Austin Allen -- Emancipation and contract law : litigating human property after the Civil War / Daniel W. Hamilton -- Dred Scott, human dignity, and the quest for a culture of equality / Christopher Alan Bracey -- Dred Scott, racial stereotypes, and the "enduring marks of inferiority" / Leland Ware -- Unmasking the lie : Dred Scott and the antebellum Southern honor culture / Cecil J. Hunt -- Whose ancestors were imported into this country and sold as slaves? / John Baugh -- Considering reparations for Dred Scott / Alfred L. Brophy -- Lessons for judges from Scott v. Emerson / Duane Benton -- Missouri law, politics, and the Dred Scott case / Michael A. Wolff -- The strange career of Dred Scott : from Fort Armstrong to Guantánamo Bay / Paul Finkelman.
Review: "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."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-268) and index.

Constitutional law and the legitimation of history : the enduring force of Roger Taney's opinion of the court / David Thomas Konig -- Dred Scott versus the Dred Scott case : the history and memory of a signal moment in American slavery, 1857-2007 / Adam Arenson -- John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, Dred Scott, and the problem of constitutional evil / Mark Graber -- The legacy of the Dred Scott case : the uncertain course of emancipation in Missouri / Louis Gerteis -- An exaggerated legacy : Dred Scott and substantive due process / Austin Allen -- Emancipation and contract law : litigating human property after the Civil War / Daniel W. Hamilton -- Dred Scott, human dignity, and the quest for a culture of equality / Christopher Alan Bracey -- Dred Scott, racial stereotypes, and the "enduring marks of inferiority" / Leland Ware -- Unmasking the lie : Dred Scott and the antebellum Southern honor culture / Cecil J. Hunt -- Whose ancestors were imported into this country and sold as slaves? / John Baugh -- Considering reparations for Dred Scott / Alfred L. Brophy -- Lessons for judges from Scott v. Emerson / Duane Benton -- Missouri law, politics, and the Dred Scott case / Michael A. Wolff -- The strange career of Dred Scott : from Fort Armstrong to Guantánamo Bay / Paul Finkelman.

"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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David Thomas Konig is a professor of history and a professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author or editor of articles, books, and documentary collections on American legal history from the first colonial settlements to the Civil War, including Law and Society in Puritan Massachusetts: Essex Country, 1629-1692 and Devising Liberty: Creating and Preserving Freedom in the New American Republic. <br> Paul Finkelman is President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and Senior Fellow in the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. He is the author or editor of many articles and books, including Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson; A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States; and The History of Michigan Law. <br> Christopher Alan Bracey is a professor of law at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is the author of Saviors or Sellouts: The Promise and Peril of Black Conservatism, from Booker T. Washington to Condoleezza Rice.

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