United States V. Amistad: Slave Ship Mutiny
The impact and ramifications of cases argued before the Supreme Court are felt for decades, if not centuries. Only the most important issues of the day and the land make it to the nine justices, and the effects of their decisions reach far beyond the litigants. Under discussion here are five of the most momentous Supreme Court cases ever. They include Marbury v. Madison, Roe v. Wade, Dred Scott, Brown v. Board of Education, and The Pentagon Papers. An absorbing exploration of enormously controversial events, the series details, highlights, and clarifies the complex legal arguments of both sides. Placing the cases within their historical context (though they ultimately emerge as works in progress), the authors reveal each decision's relevance both to the past and the present. the result is a fascinating glimpse across the centuries into the workings of the Supreme Court and the American judicial system.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
aboard the Amistad Abolition abolitionists American Amistad Africans Amistad America Amistad at Mystic Amistad captives Amistad Committee Amistad prisoners Amistad trials antislavery Antonio appeal argued arguments Associate Justice banned British cargo Chief Justice Cinque Cinque's circuit court claims Commercial Advertiser September Congress Connecticut Court ruled Cuba district court Douglas enslaved Exploring Amistad Exploring^mistad at Mystic federal freed freedom Gilpin girls Havana Haven http://amistad.mysticseaport.org http://amistad.mysticseaport.org/library/news issued jail John Quincy Adams Joseph Story Journal of Commerce kidnapped Lewis Tappan Linder Lomboko Margru Martin Van Buren Mendi mission Missouri School Mystic Seaport nations newspaper opinion Pinckney's Treaty piracy Roger Baldwin Ruiz and Montes salvage School of Law schooner Sierra Leone slave ships slave trade slavery Spain Spaniards Spanish Stamped With Glory Story Taney told the Court treaty U.S. courts U.S. government U.S. Supreme Court United University of Missouri vessel western Africa York Commercial Advertiser York Journal York Morning Herald