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From Antislavery Lawyer to Chief Justice: The Remarkable But Forgotten Career of Salmon P. Chase


Randy E. Barnett


Georgetown University Law Center

2013

63 Case Western Reserve Law Review, pp. 653-702, 2013
Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-122

Abstract:     
The name Salmon P. Chase is barely known and his career is largely forgotten. In this paper, the author seeks to revive his memory by tracing the arc of his career from antislavery lawyer, to antislavery politician, to Chief Justice of the United States. In addition to explaining why this is a career worth both remembering and honoring, the author offers some possible reasons why his remarkable achievements have largely been forgotten.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 50

Keywords: antislavery, Justice Chase, constitutional abolitionists, abolition of slavery, constitutionalists, civil rights, political history

JEL Classification: K00, K30, K39

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Date posted: August 29, 2012 ; Last revised: August 17, 2013

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Barnett, Randy E., From Antislavery Lawyer to Chief Justice: The Remarkable But Forgotten Career of Salmon P. Chase (2013). 63 Case Western Reserve Law Review, pp. 653-702, 2013; Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 12-122. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2136974

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