Title

From Anti-Slavery Lawyer to Chief Justice: The Remarkable Career of Salmon P. Chase

Date of Event

9-27-2012

Description

September 27, 2012

From Anti-Slavery Lawyer to Chief Justice: The Remarkable Career of Salmon P. Chase

Sumner Canary Lecture

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Randy E. Barnett Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory Georgetown Law Center

The remarkable career of Ohioan Salmon P. Chase deserves to be remembered. Beginning as a young lawyer defending runaway slaves in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chase went on to serve as Senator from Ohio as a Free Soiler, Governor of Ohio as a Republican, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, Secretary of the Treasury under President Lincoln, and Chief Justice of the United States. In all these roles, he relentlessly pursued the goal of liberty and equality for all Americans, white and black, male and female.

Lecture Series

Sumner Canary Lecture

Subject Headings

Salmon P. Chase; liberty and equality; civil rights; emancipation of slaves; civil rights for African Americans; civil rights for women; civil rights--history

Location

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Document Type

Video

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