The National Law of Slavery - Melvin Urofsky
Melvin Urofsky of Virginia Commonwealth University
spoke of the evolution of national law on the issue of slavery.
He emphasized that the courts focused on political not moral questions.
The below laws have internet links to further resources:
- Outlawed slavery in northen part of Louisiana Purchase, save Missoriu.
- Dred Scott
- Established that a black person was not a citizen.
- Attempted to settle several issues of slaverythreatening
Became law on May 30, 1854, by which the U.S. Congress
established the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.