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Baker, Godwin, & co, printers, New York The unjust judge. A memorial of Roger Brooke Taney, late Chief Justice of the United States.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.060 Author/Creator: Baker, Godwin, & co, printers, New York Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlets Date: 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Contains a critical review of Taney's career and his decision in the Dred Scott case, where he upheld the existing slavery laws. Discusses the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as they relate to the issue of slavery in the United States.

People: Baker & Godwin, fl. 1865.
Taney, Roger Brooke, 1772-1864.
Scott, Dred, 1809-1858.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: US Constitution, Supreme Court, Law, Government and Civics, African American History, Slave Rebellion, Abolition, Reform Movement, Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, Civil Rights

Sub Era: The American Civil War