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Origins of the Dred Scott Case: Jacksonian Jurisprudence And the Supreme Court, 1837-1857 (Studies in the Legal History of the South) (Studies in the Legal History of the South)-Austin Allen

  • Title: Origins of the Dred Scott Case: Jacksonian Jurisprudence And the Supreme Court, 1837-1857 (Studies in the Legal History of the South) (Studies in the Legal History of the South)
  • Author: Austin Allen
  • Released: 2006-05-01
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  • Pages: 288
  • ISBN: 0820328421
  • ISBN13: 978-0820328423
  • ASIN: 0820328421

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Review "In this original and provocative look at one of the most important judicial decisions in American history, Austin Allen skillfully re-creates the mid-nineteenth century Supreme Court's intellectual world. For the first time, Allen dissects the internal workings of Roger Taney's Court, showing how the justices constructed a logic parallel but separate from the political controversies that raged outside their Court. This book is indispensable for understanding the intricate connections between Jacksonian democracy, the Supreme Court, and the coming of the Civil War." --Christopher Waldrep, author of The Many Faces of Judge Lynch<br /><br />"Austin Allen has written an absolutely superb, and original, book that is full of extraordinarily clearly presented insights about the various legal contexts within which the Dred Scott litigation occurred and was decided by the Supreme Court. Anyone interested in the development of American constitutional law and the role of the Supreme Court must read this book." --Sanford Levinson, University of Texas School of Law

"Austin Allen has written an absolutely superb, and original, book that is full of extraordinarily clearly presented insights about the various legal contexts within which the Dred Scott litigation occurred and was decided by the Supreme Court. Anyone interested in the development of American constitutional law and the role of the Supreme Court must read this book." --Sanford Levinson, University of Texas School of Law

"... makes important contributions this scholarship on sectional controversies in antebellum America." --Law and History Review, Fall 2007, Mark A. Graber

About the Author Austin Allen is an assistant professor of history at the University of Houston, Downtown. pdf
 
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