Thursday, March 12, 2009
Professor Paul Finkelman (Albany) will deliver the Nathan I. Huggins Lectures next week at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard on the theme "The Supreme Court and the Peculiar Institution: Marshall, Story, Taney, and the Defense of Slavery." The Institute webcasts and archives many of its events, so the lectures may be available through the Institute web-site, link above.
March 17, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm: "Chief Justice Marshall & Slavery: A Slaveholding Chief Justice Discovers the Limits of National Power"
March 18, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm: "Joseph Story and Slavery: The Enigma of an Antislavery Man Who Became a Proslavery Justice"
March 19, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm: "Chief Justice Taney and Slavery: Defending the Cornerstone at all Costs"