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Dred Scott's Revenge

A Legal History of Race and Freedom in America

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Racial hatred is one of the ugliest of human emotions. And the United States not only once condoned it, it also mandated it―wove it right into the fabric of American jurisprudence. Federal and state governments legally suspended the free will of blacks for 150 years and then denied blacks equal protection of the law for another 150.

How did such crimes happen in America? How were the laws of the land, even the Constitution itself, twisted into repressive and oppressive legislation that denied people their inalienable rights?

Taking the Dred Scott case of 1957 as his shocking center, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano tells the story of how it happened and, through it, builds a damning case against American statesmen from Lincoln to Wilson, from FDR to JFK.

Born a slave in Virginia, Dred Scott sued for freedom based on the fact that he had lived in states and territories where slavery was illegal. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Scott, denied citizenship to blacks, and spawned more than a century of government-sponsored maltreatment that destroyed lives, suppressed freedom, and scarred our culture.

Dred Scott's Revenge is the story of America's long struggle to provide a new context―one in which "All men are created equal," and government really treats them so.

Contributor(s) Andrew P. Napolitano
About the Contributor(s) Andrew P. Napolitano
Andrew P. Napolitano is Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News Channel and the author of Constitutional Chaos, The Constitution in Exile, A Nation of Sheep, Dred Scotts Revenge, Lies the Government Told You, It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong, and Theodore and Woodrow.
ISBN-10 1595552650
ISBN-13 9781595552655
Release Date Apr 21, 2009
Weight (lbs) 0.9100
Height 8.3
Width 5.4
Length 320
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $25.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

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