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Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court
by Paul Finkelman
Harvard University Press, 2018
Cloth: 978-0-674-05121-8 | eISBN: 978-0-674-98207-9
Library of Congress Classification KF4545.S5F567 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 342.73087

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.

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