The James Wilson Foundation on Natural Rights and the American Founding

VIDEO: Webinar on Dred Scott Case featuring Hadley Arkes, Mark Graber, and David Tubbs

by James Wilson Institute on October 29, 2021

The National Association of Scholars hosted a webinar event with JWI Founder and Director Prof. Hadley Arkes, Prof. Mark Graber of the University of Maryland, and Prof. David Tubbs of King’s College. Moderated by Prof. Vincent Philip Munoz of the University of Notre Dame, Prof. Arkes, Prof. Graber, and Prof. Tubbs discuss the historical, jurisprudential, and philosophical underpinnings of the Dred Scott case and whether it contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War.

Full video here.

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