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Judging A Book: Wallach Reviews 'Uncivil Warriors'

Law360 (June 1, 2018, 2:45 PM EDT) -- This article is part of an Expert Analysis series of book reviews from judges.

Judge Evan Wallach John C. Calhoun of South Carolina had it right. In his dying speech to the Senate, he said that unless the North accepted slavery as a norm, the South would have “to choose between abolition and secession.” Calhoun, of course, viewed slavery as a “positive good,” and he apparently hoped a slave union would endure.

Andrew Jackson had it right as well. The day after his successor was elected,...
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