This Article summarizes the careers of James, John, and Robert Harlan. It then examines the evidence of the blood relationship between Robert Harlan and James Harlan, and speculates on the influence that John Harlan's contact with Robert Harlan might have had in shaping John's views on race. Finally, the Article reflects on the implications of the careers of John and Robert Harlan for our understanding of race in late nineteenth century America.
15 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 159 (1993)