Unfortunately, the Dred Scott
decision also created notable restrictions regarding the legal status of Native Americans.
Wong reads key abolitionist and literary figures, including Frederick Douglass, Olaudah Equiano, William Lloyd Garrison, and Sojourner Truth, alongside cases involving slave plaintiffs (Med, Lucy Ann Delaney, Grace, Catharine Linda, and Harriet Robinson Scott, wife of Dred Scott
) and establishes the significance of both types of texts in narratives about freedom.
(6) The issue of when or if a territory could ban slavery became a matter of constitutional interpretation, a process which culminated in the Dred Scott
case, when the Supreme Court affirmed the southern interpretation of popular sovereignty.
In 1857, Longfellow wrote to Sumner, calling the Supreme Court's Dred Scott
decision (which said that slaves were not protected by the Constitution) heartbreaking, and wishing he could find a way to write about it: "I long to say some vibrant word, that should have vitality in it, and force.
The historical context of the 14th Amendment was the Dred Scott
Was he the Supreme Court justice who infamously wrote, in the 1857 Dred Scott
decision denying citizenship to blacks, that they had "for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order...altogether unfit to associate with the white race"?.
There exists a hitherto unnoticed early disquisition on substantive due process, setting out in 1840 a theory of substantive due process far more powerful than the bare-bones concept Chief Justice Taney would deploy seventeen years later in Dred Scott
. This remarkable text has languished in obscurity until now because it is layered over and threaded through with matters extraneous to it.
One need only think of the Dred Scott
case, where an activist judge intervened to overturn what he thought was the great legislative injustice of denying a slaveowner the right to his property.
Illustrations on the jelly moulds are inspired by influential Black figures such as Martin Luther King, William Still, Dred Scott
, Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass.
The second of them became the stuff of legend, prompting Douglas to articulate the Freeport doctrine, according to which a territory effectively could prevent slavery, notwithstanding the Dred Scott
Everett Koop and British curmudgeon Malcolm Muggeridge, plus eight full-page photos (Lincoln, Dred Scott
, Mother Teresa, and so forth.) Bob Slosser's "spiritual portrait" of Reagan, Reagan Inside Out is campaign puffery aimed at conservative Christian audiences.
Like Dred Scott
. Cruikshank is an embarrassment to the judicial system and reflects seriously distorted attitudes towards the Constitution and human rights.