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              Books in the Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest series

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              The Dred Scott Case: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law
                

              The Dred Scott Case: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Konig, David Thomas; Series edited by Finkelman, Paul; Edited by Bracey, Christopher Alan; Series edited by Barnes, L. Diane

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              In 1846, two slaves, Dred and Harriet Scott, filed petitions for their freedom in the Old Courthouse in St Louis, Missouri. It is the first true civil rights case decided by the US Supreme Court. This title offers a collection of essays that revisits the history of the case and i...ts aftermath in American life and law.
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              ISBN 9780821419120
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2010
              Publisher Inbooks
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest
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              The Dred Scott Case: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law
                

              The Dred Scott Case: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law (Hardback)

              Edited by Konig, David Thomas; Series edited by Finkelman, Paul; Edited by Bracey, Christopher Alan; Series edited by Barnes, L. Diane

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              In 1846, two slaves, Dred and Harriet Scott, filed petitions for their freedom in the Old Courthouse in St Louis, Missouri. It is the first true civil rights case decided by the US Supreme Court. This title offers a collection of essays that revisits the history of the case and i...ts aftermath in American life and law.
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              ISBN 9780821419113
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2010
              Publisher Inbooks
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest
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              The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War
                

              The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Baker, H. Robert; Series edited by Finkelman, Paul; Barnes, L. Diane

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              The events leading up o the Civil War included the lawful capture and then the unlawful release by force of a fugitive slave by a mob of sympathizers outside a Milwaukee courthouse. This book looks at the ensuing trial between the state and federal government over the constitutio...n-ality of the fugitive slave act.
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              ISBN 9780821418130
              Released NZ 31 Dec 2006
              Publisher Inbooks
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest
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              No Winners Here Tonight: Race, Politics, and Geography in One of the Country's Busiest Death Penalty States
               

              No Winners Here Tonight: Race, Politics, and Geography in One of the Country's Busiest Death Penalty States (Hardback)

              By Welsh-Huggins, Andrew; Series edited by Finkelman, Paul; Barnes, L. Diane

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              Explores the history of the death penalty and the question of its fairness through the experience of a single state, Ohio, which, despite its moderate midwestern values, has long had one of the country's most active death chambers.

              ISBN 9780821418338
              Released NZ 13 Jan 2009
              Publisher Inbooks
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest
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              The Jacksonian Conservatism of Rufus P. Ranney: The Politics and Jurisprudence of a Northern Democrat from the Age of Jackson to the Gilded Age
               

              The Jacksonian Conservatism of Rufus P. Ranney: The Politics and Jurisprudence of a Northern Democrat from the Age of Jackson to the Gilded Age (Hardback)

              By Gold, David M.

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              In The Jacksonian Conservatism of Rufus P. Ranney, David M. Gold works with the public record to reveal the contours of the life and work of one of Ohio's most intriguing legal figures.

              ISBN 9780821422342
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2017
              Publisher Ohio University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest
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              Justice and Legal Change on the Shores of Lake Erie: A History of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
                

              Justice and Legal Change on the Shores of Lake Erie: A History of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (Hardback)

              Edited by Finkelman, Paul; Alexander, Roberta Sue

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              Explores the many ways that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has affected the region, the nation, the development of American law, and American politics. This book illustrates the range of cases and issues that have come before the court.

              ISBN 9780821420003
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2012
              Publisher Inbooks
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest
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              The Life and Death of Gus Reed: A Story of Race and Justice in Illinois during the Civil War and Reconstruction
               

              The Life and Death of Gus Reed: A Story of Race and Justice in Illinois during the Civil War and Reconstruction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bahde, Thomas

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              Much of Reed's biography remains conjectural, but Bahde does an excellent job of constructing the series of contextual landscapes that support his conjectures. ...The Life and Death of Gus Reed contributes to the vein of recent historical scholarship that widens the geographic co...mpass of Reconstruction beyond the South and lengthens its chronological scope beyond 1877. In emphasizing the unsettled state of race relations in the North as well as the South during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, this historiography performs a valuable service. -American Historical ReviewGus Reed was a freed slave who traveled north as Sherman's March was sweeping through Georgia in 1864. His journey ended in Springfield, Illinois, a city undergoing fundamental changes as its white citizens struggled to understand the political, legal, and cultural consequences of emancipation and black citizenship. Reed became known as a petty thief, appearing time and again in the records of the state's courts and prisons. In late 1877, he burglarized the home of a well-known Springfield attorney-and brother of Abraham Lincoln's former law partner-a crime for which he was convicted and sentenced to the Illinois State Penitentiary. Reed died at the penitentiary in 1878, shackled to the door of his cell for days with a gag strapped in his mouth. An investigation established that two guards were responsible for the prisoner's death, but neither they nor the prison warden suffered any penalty. The guards were dismissed, the investigation was closed, and Reed was forgotten. Gus Reed's story connects the political and legal cultures of white supremacy, black migration and black communities, the Midwest's experience with the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the resurgence of nationwide opposition to African American civil rights in the late nineteenth century. These experiences shaped a nation with deep and unresolved misgivings about race, as well as distinctive and conflicting ideas about justice and
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              ISBN 9780821421055
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2014
              Publisher Ohio University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest
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              The Life and Death of Gus Reed: A Story of Race and Justice in Illinois during the Civil War and Reconstruction
                

              The Life and Death of Gus Reed: A Story of Race and Justice in Illinois during the Civil War and Reconstruction (Hardback)

              By Bahde, Thomas

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              Gus Reed was a freed slave who traveled north as Sherman's March was sweeping through Georgia in 1864. His journey ended in Springfield, Illinois, a city undergoing fundamental changes as its white citizens struggled to understand the political, legal, and cultural consequences o...f emancipation and black citizenship.
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              ISBN 9780821421048
              Released NZ 30 Sep 2014
              Publisher Ohio University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest
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              Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland
                

              Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland (Hardback)

              By Towne, Stephen E.

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              Towne's narrative is a fascinating whodunit, with its vivid portrayal of Union commanders hiring questionable detectives in an effort to stymie the Knights of the Golden Circle, a loose collection of Confederate sympathizers in the Old Northwest. A valuable addition to any librar...y seeking to upgrade its collection with a regional slant to the US Civil War. Summing Up: Highly recommended. -CHOICEa A History Book Club Reading SelectionSurveillance and Spies in the Civil War represents pathbreaking research on the rise of U.S. Army intelligence operations in the Midwest during the American Civil War and counters long-standing assumptions about Northern politics and society. At the beginning of the rebellion, state governors in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois cooperated with federal law enforcement officials in various attempts-all failed-to investigate reports of secret groups and individuals who opposed the Union war effort. Starting in 1862, army commanders took it upon themselves to initiate investigations of antiwar sentiment in those states. By 1863, several of them had established intelligence operations staffed by hired civilian detectives and by soldiers detailed from their units to chase down deserters and draft dodgers, to maintain surveillance on suspected persons and groups, and to investigate organized resistance to the draft. By 1864, these spies had infiltrated secret organizations that, sometimes in collaboration with Confederate rebels, aimed to subvert the war effort. Stephen E. Towne is the first to thoroughly explore the role and impact of Union spies against Confederate plots in the North. This new analysis invites historians to delve more deeply into the fabric of the Northern wartime experience and reinterpret the period based on broader archival evidence.
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              ISBN 9780821421314
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2014
              Publisher Ohio University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest
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              Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland
               

              Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War: Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America's Heartland (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Towne, Stephen E.

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              Towne's narrative is a fascinating whodunit, with its vivid portrayal of Union commanders hiring questionable detectives in an effort to stymie the Knights of the Golden Circle, a loose collection of Confederate sympathizers in the Old Northwest. A valuable addition to any librar...y seeking to upgrade its collection with a regional slant to the US Civil War. Summing Up: Highly recommended. -CHOICEa A History Book Club Reading SelectionSurveillance and Spies in the Civil War represents pathbreaking research on the rise of U.S. Army intelligence operations in the Midwest during the American Civil War and counters long-standing assumptions about Northern politics and society. At the beginning of the rebellion, state governors in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois cooperated with federal law enforcement officials in various attempts-all failed-to investigate reports of secret groups and individuals who opposed the Union war effort. Starting in 1862, army commanders took it upon themselves to initiate investigations of antiwar sentiment in those states. By 1863, several of them had established intelligence operations staffed by hired civilian detectives and by soldiers detailed from their units to chase down deserters and draft dodgers, to maintain surveillance on suspected persons and groups, and to investigate organized resistance to the draft. By 1864, these spies had infiltrated secret organizations that, sometimes in collaboration with Confederate rebels, aimed to subvert the war effort. Stephen E. Towne is the first to thoroughly explore the role and impact of Union spies against Confederate plots in the North. This new analysis invites historians to delve more deeply into the fabric of the Northern wartime experience and reinterpret the period based on broader archival evidence.
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              ISBN 9780821421031
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2014
              Publisher Ohio University Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest
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