Social Science Research Network: Salmon Portland Chase was as responsible as any single person for the abolition of chattel slavery in the United States. Yet his name is barely known and his career is largely forgotten. In this paper, the author seeks to revive his memory by tracing the arc of his career from antislavery lawyer, to antislavery politician, to Chief Justice of the United States. In addition to explaining why this is a career worth both remembering and honoring, the author offers some possible reasons why his remarkable achievements have largely been forgotten.
Latest posts by Janet Shan (see all)
- AC Bongoville Goalkeeper Sylvain Azougoui Dies After Being Kicked in Head in Gabon - April 20, 2014
- CNN Asks if Ku Klux Klan Can Rebrand Itself in Aftermath of Frazier Glenn Cross Shooting - April 20, 2014
- Report: Domestic Violence Has Been Falling for Last 20 Years, Survivor Support Lags - April 20, 2014