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... contended eight or ten years before, unconstitutional. Dred Scott was a
Missouri slave whose misfortunes it is needless to compassionate, since, after
giving his name to one of the most famous law cases in history, he was
emancipated with ...
It is unnecessary here to follow the complexities, especially in regard to the Dred
Scott judgments, through which the discussion wandered. It is now worth few
men's while to do more than glance at two or three of his speeches at that period;
Prohibition of slavery there by Congress thus began to seem needless, and the
Dred Scott judgments raised at least a grave doubt as to whether it was possible.
Thus enthusiasm for the original platform of the Republicans was cooling down, ...
The celebrated dicta of Chief Justice Taney and other judges in the Dred Scott
case had not amounted to an actual decision, nor if they had would a single
decision have been irreversible. Whether the principle of them should become
fixed in ...
... was paid to the answers to these interrogatories. The Dred Scott judgments
created a great difficulty for Douglas; he was bound to treat them as right; but if
they were right and Congress had no power to prohibit slavery in a Territory,
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A must read for anyone that wants to understand the economic and social implications of the Southern slave aristocracy.
A well researched and written review of the slave aristocracy that suppressed and exploited both black slaves and non-slave holding whites alike.
This book is critical to understanding why the Southern Gentry despised the North for "exploiting" the South and "stealing" the Souths' financial resources when in fact the increasingly inefficient and unproductive system of slave labor doomed the South to ever increasing reliance on Northern resources to maintain their facade of prosperity.
H. R. Helper explains the slave states downward spiral toward economic collapse that will ultimately drive 11 of the states to secede from the Union and start the Civil War
This book is an insight today into much of the Souths' ongoing struggle to join the rest of the United States in economic prosperity