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The Union on Trial: The Political Journals of Judge William Barclay Napton, 1829-1883by Phillips, Christopher and Pendleton, Jason L., Editors
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Retail Price: $49.95, hardcover
Issue: Fall 2005
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.