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The Union on Trial: The Political Journals of Judge William Barclay Napton, 1829-1883

by Phillips, Christopher and Pendleton, Jason L., Editors
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Retail Price: $49.95, hardcover
Issue: Fall 2005
ISBN: 0826215718

Born in the North, Napton became a Supreme Court judge for the state of Missouri. His extensive journals provide insight to the mind of a northerner who favored slavery. Napton's writings also describe the legal revolution that the Civil War incited, and they show the centrality of slavery to the foundation of Missouri.

review of The Union on Trial: The Political Journals of Judge William Barclay Napton, 1829-1883, by Phillips, Christopher, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2005).