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DATE DOWNLOADED: Sun Aug 9 19:57:31 2020 SOURCE: Content Downloaded from HeinOnline Citations: Bluebook 20th ed. Faith Joseph Jackson, Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Prelude to the Civil War, 15 Rich. J. L. & Pub. Int. 377 (2011). ALWD 6th ed. Faith Joseph Jackson, Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Prelude to the Civil War, 15 Rich. J. L. & Pub. Int. 377 (2011). APA 7th ed. Jackson, F. (2011). Dred scott v. sandford: prelude to the civil war. Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest, 15(2), 377-402. Chicago 7th ed. Faith Joseph Jackson, "Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Prelude to the Civil War," Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest 15, no. 2 (Fall 2011): 377-402 McGill Guide 9th ed. Faith Joseph Jackson, "Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Prelude to the Civil War" (2011) 15:2 Rich JL & Pub int 377. MLA 8th ed. Jackson, Faith Joseph. "Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Prelude to the Civil War." Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest, vol. 15, no. 2, Fall 2011, p. 377-402. HeinOnline. OSCOLA 4th ed. Faith Joseph Jackson, 'Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Prelude to the Civil War' (2011) 15 Rich J L & Pub Int 377 -- Your use of this HeinOnline PDF indicates your acceptance of HeinOnline's Terms and Conditions of the license agreement available at -- The search text of this PDF is generated from uncorrected OCR text.
DRED SCOTT V SANDFORD: A PRELUDE TO THE CIVIL WAR Faith Joseph Jackson I. INTRODUCTION One hundred and fifty years after the end of the Civil War, historians have yet to wholly reconcile the dueling narratives of the War's cause, meaning, and repercussions.' Those still fighting the South's cause claim it was mainly a dispute addressing states' rights.2 Others believe this argument to be a mask designed to sublimate sla- very's role as the foremost reason for Southern secession. 3 Perhaps equally as important as slavery's cultural and economic implications are its pre and post-Civil War legislative and judicial consequences. Notably, the Dred Scott4 case provides both a textual source to ex- amine the societal, political, and legal turmoil surrounding this issue, and a tangible historical moment at which the War became an inevi- tability. 5 Though it remains a tarnish on the institution of our high- est court, the Dred Scott case may have been a necessary evil on the route to ending the deeply entrenched establishment of slavery in this country. 6 Faith Joseph Jackson is an Associate Professor of Law at Texas Southern University- Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She teaches contract law and administrative law courses, including legislation and advanced constitutional law. 1 James W. Loewen, Five Myths about Why the South Seceded, WASH. PosT, Jan. 9, 2011, - seceded/2011/01/03/ABHr6jDstory.html. 2 Paul Finkelman, An Inescapable Conflict: The End of War and Slavery Yields a New Racial Order, A.B.A. J.. April 2011, at 45.

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