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Joseph Story and the Problem of Slavery: A New Englander's Nationalist Dilemma


Paul Finkelman


University of Pittsburgh School of Law

2002

Massachusetts Legal History, Vol. 8, 2002

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This article discusses Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story and his dealings with the issue of slavery. Joseph Story is one of the most celebrated Justices in Supreme Court history, influential both in his decisions and his many other writings which shaped American law. Professor Finkelman suggests that Story departed from his early anti-slavery rhetoric in favor of a pro-nationalist platform which ultimately led him to choose nationalism over liberty.

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Keywords: Justice Joseph Story, slavery


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Date posted: August 13, 2009 ; Last revised: July 3, 2013

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Finkelman, Paul, Joseph Story and the Problem of Slavery: A New Englander's Nationalist Dilemma (2002). Massachusetts Legal History, Vol. 8, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1447507

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