Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

Oakes, Napolitano, and Lincoln’s enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act

| March 24, 2014

A little over a week ago I strongly criticized Judge Andrew Napolitano’s recent appearance on the Daily Show for his slipshod handling of Civil War history and for a couple of factual errors in his presentation about the Morrill Tariff. I was not the only critic, and others also seized upon Napolitano’s claim that Lincoln […]