The Constitution as a Pro-Slavery Document
emaltz at camden.rutgers.edu
Sun Sep 10 17:21:27 PDT 2006
For the contrary view, see Earl Maltz, "The Idea of the Proslavery
Constitution," 17 Journal of the Early Republic 37 (1997).
At 06:38 PM 9/10/2006 -0500, Sanford Levinson wrote:
>Bill Wiecek wrote a fine book many years ago on "anti-slavery
>constitutionalism." I would also commend Don Fehrenbach's The
>Slaveholders Republic as well as Paul Finkelman's copious scholarship on
>point. (I will rely on Paul to select the two or three most important
>books and articles.) And, of course, there is Mark Graber's wonderful new
>book on Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil, which argues,
>correctly I believe, that Dred Scott can be defended on any theory of
>constitutional interpretation now accepted within the legal academy.
>From: conlawprof-bounces at lists.ucla.edu
>[mailto:conlawprof-bounces at lists.ucla.edu] On Behalf Of RJLipkin at aol.com
>Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2006 7:27 PM
>To: CONLAWPROF at lists.ucla.edu
>Subject: The Constitution as a Pro-Slavery Document
> I'd appreciate receiving information about literature which
> argues for (and against) the proposition that the Constitution was a
> pro-slavery document. Thanks.
>Robert Justin Lipkin
>Professor of Law
>Widener University School of Law
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