Reflections on slavery and the constitution / George Anastaplo.

In this insightful book about constitutional law and slavery, George Anastaplo illuminates both how the history of race relations in the United States should be approached and how seemingly hopeless social and political challenges can be usefully considered through the lens of the U.S. Constitution....

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Main Author: Anastaplo, George, 1925-2014
Format: eBook
Published: Lanham : Lexington Books, c2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • Slavery in ancient Greece
  • Slavery and the bible
  • Hugo Grotius on slavery and the law of nations (1625)
  • Somerset v. Stewart and its consequences (1771-1772) and its consequences
  • John Wesley and the sins of slavery (1774)
  • The declaration of independence and the issue of slavery (1776)
  • Human nature and the constitution
  • The compromises with respect to equality in the constitution (1787)
  • The states in the constitution (1787)
  • The federalist on slavery and the constitution (1787-1788)
  • Hannah more and other poets on slavery (1798-1847)
  • Suppression of the international slave trade
  • John Quincy Adams and John C. Calhoun on the abolitionist petition to Congress
  • The fugitive slave laws (1793, 1850)
  • Frederick Douglas and Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
  • Chief Justice Taney and the Dred Scott Case (1857)
  • The Dred Scott Case Dissenters (1857)
  • Abraham Lincoln in Cincinnati (1859, 1861)
  • Stephen A. Douglas in Montgomery (November 1860)
  • The ordinances of secession (1860-1861)
  • The declarations of causes issued by seceding states (1860-1861)
  • The confederate constitution (1861)
  • Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War generals, and Slavery (1861-1865)
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson and the emancipation proclamation (1862)
  • The Civil War amendments (1865, 1868, 1870)
  • The lost cause transformed.