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“The Struggle Which Threatens Your Liberty”: The Dred Scott Decision

One hundred and sixty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued one of the most significant rulings in its history. Unfortunately for the Court and the country, it was also one of the most misguided decisions it ever issued. Dred … Continue reading

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1860’s Politics: A Fine Fiddle

I came across this 1860 political cartoon recently while reading a story at CNN.com about the nastiest elections in U.S. history:

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