"An exemplary case study of the events leading up to the undeservedly obscure Supreme Court decision in Ableman v. Booth (1859)... Baker lays out the complex legal proceedings with admirable clarity." - Mark V. Tushnet, Harvard Law School "The Rescue of Joshua Glover is an important new examination of how American constitutional law and popular culture intersected in the antebellum era.... A valuable case study of the ways in which the Constitution was reshaped outside of the courts as well as inside of them." - Daniel W. Hamilton, author of The Limits of Sovereignty"
About the Author
H. Robert Baker is a visiting assistant professor in history at Marquette University.