Did the First Justice Harlan Have a Black Brother?
James Wice Gordon
Western New England University School of Law
Western New England Law Review, Vol. 15, p. 159, 1993
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
Date posted: December 15, 2011 ; Last revised: December 28, 2011