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A Constitutional Conundrum: The Resilience Of Tribal Sovereignty During American Nationalism And Expansion: 1810-1871, David E. Wilkins Jan 2000

A Constitutional Conundrum: The Resilience Of Tribal Sovereignty During American Nationalism And Expansion: 1810-1871, David E. Wilkins

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

Judge Michael Hawkins addresses a number of important issues in his essay on John Quincy Adams' evolving understanding and relationship with slavery and the variegated role that law played in the politics of slavery and the slavery of politics. The essay demonstrates the importance of human personality in influencing and being influenced by political and legal processes. At its heart, the Article is a legal and historical study of the moral dimension and inherent contradictions facing Adams, in particular, and the American Republic, in general, regarding the existence and persistence of the institution of slavery in a nation built upon ...