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Did the First Justice Harlan Have a Black Brother?


James Wice Gordon


Western New England University School of Law

1993

Western New England Law Review, Vol. 15, p. 159, 1993

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This Article summarizes the careers of James, John, and Robert Harlan. It then examines the evidence of the blood relationship between Robert Harlan and James Harlan, and speculates on the influence that John Harlan's contact with Robert Harlan might have had in shaping John's views on race. Finally, the Article reflects on the implications of the careers of John and Robert Harlan for our understanding of race in late nineteenth century America.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 80

Keywords: James Harlan, John Harlan, Robert Harlan, race, racial views, legal history

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Date posted: December 15, 2011 ; Last revised: December 28, 2011

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Gordon, James Wice, Did the First Justice Harlan Have a Black Brother? (1993). Western New England Law Review, Vol. 15, p. 159, 1993. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1971934

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Western New England University School of Law ( email )
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
United States

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