Property or persons: On a “plain reading” of the united states constitution [Book Review]

The Journal of Ethics 1 (3):291-303 (1997)

The views of Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, and Clarence Thomas on how the United States Constitution should be read are examined. Thomas claims that his understanding of the Constitution aligns with Douglass. I conclude that Thomas misunderstands the strategy of Douglass and fails to appreciate the honesty of Marshall.
Keywords Clarence Thomas  Frederick Douglass  Justice Harlan  Plessy v. Gerguson  racial insensitivity  slavery  Thurgood Marshall  United States Constitution
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DOI 10.1023/A:1009776423242
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