When:
Monday, Feb 26, 2018 5:30p -
7:30p

Where:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston , MA 02215

Admission:
$10

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
http://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=2413

The three most important Supreme Court Justices before the Civil War— Chief Justices John Marshall and Roger B. Taney and Associate Justice Joseph Story— upheld the institution of slavery in ruling after ruling. These opinions cast a shadow over the Court and the legacies of these men, but historians have rarely delved deeply into the personal and political ideas and motivations they held. In Supreme Injustice Paul Finkelman (University of Pittsburgh School of Law) establishes an authoritative account of each justice’s proslavery position, the reasoning behind his opposition to black freedom, and the incentives created by his private life.

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26/02/2018 17:30:00 26/02/2018 19:30:00 15 Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court The three most important Supreme Court Justices before the Civil War— Chief Justices John Marshall and Roger B. Taney and Associate Justice Joseph Story— upheld the institution of slavery in ruling... Massachusetts Historical Society , Boston , MA 02215 Organizer Organizer e-mail false DD/MM/YYYY Reddit