Dred Scott Case: Testing the Right to Live Free

Dred Scott Case: Testing the Right to Live Free

by Jennifer Fleischner
     
 

Dred Scott was a slave who sued his owner saying that he and his family must be set free because the owner had taken them to live for a period in a slave free state, where slavery was prohibited.  See more details below

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Dred Scott was a slave who sued his owner saying that he and his family must be set free because the owner had taken them to live for a period in a slave free state, where slavery was prohibited.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8This case, which took 11 years to conclude, deals with a slave suing for his and his family's freedom based on the fact that they had been taken to live for a time in free territories. Also in question was whether slaves were citizens with the right to present a case in court at all. In this tightly and vibrantly written volume, Fleischner clearly presents the economic and political ramifications of the legal action. A great deal of American history must be explained in order to understand this case clearly, and its step-by-step progress is carefully reported. Each nuance of the suit and its background are analyzed, making the information easily accessible. Full-color and black-and-white reproductions appear throughout. D. J. Herda's The Dred Scott Case (Enslow, 1994) gives more information about the aftermath of the decision, but both books would serve collections well.Renee Steinberg, Fieldstone Middle School, Montvale, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761300052
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Spotlight on American History Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.74(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
1080L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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