Historical and legal examination of that part of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott Case, which declares the unconstitutionality of the Missouri compromise act, and the self-extension of the Constitution to territories, carrying slavery along with it.
Historical and legal examination of that part of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott Case, which declares the unconstitutionality of the Missouri compromise act, and the self-extension of the Constitution to territories, carrying slavery along with it.

Historical and legal examination of that part of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott Case, which declares the unconstitutionality of the Missouri compromise act, and the self-extension of the Constitution to territories, carrying slavery along with it.


A superior copy. A lengthy and critical attack of Chief Justice Taney’s opinion in the Dred Scott decision by this well-regarded statesman from the slave state of Missouri. “Thomas Hart Benton, dying from cancer, wrote an extended defense of the right of Congress to restrict the expansion of slavery” using as examples the Northwest Ordinance, slavery in the Orleans territory, the Missouri Compromise and facts from from the Texas annexation resolution. (Wipperman)


Description: Historical and legal examination of that part of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott Case, which declares the unconstitutionality of the Missouri compromise act, and the self-extension of the Constitution to territories, carrying slavery along with it.

New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1859 edition. 193, [5 (blank)]pp. Publisher’s binding blocked in blind, gilt-lettered, pale blue endpapers. Head of spine with small loss to cloth. Near fine; a handsome example.

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Cf. Howes B-367 —this edition not in Howes. Work p345. Wipperman p177, Extremism Triumphant: The Politics of Slavery and Abortion (2003).


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