Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History with Documents

Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History with Documents

by Paul Finkleman
     
 

The only book on Dred Scott built around primary documents, this brief text examines the 1857 Supreme Court case - one of the most controversial and notorious judicial decisions in U.S. history - in which a slave unsuccessfully sued for his freedom. In addition to excerpts from each justice's opinion, contemporary editorials and newspaper articles, and pertinent… See more details below

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The only book on Dred Scott built around primary documents, this brief text examines the 1857 Supreme Court case - one of the most controversial and notorious judicial decisions in U.S. history - in which a slave unsuccessfully sued for his freedom. In addition to excerpts from each justice's opinion, contemporary editorials and newspaper articles, and pertinent excerpts from the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the book includes a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the slavery controversy in antebellum America. Helpful editorial features include headnotes, maps, illustrations, a chronology, questions for consideration, a selected bibliography, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312128074
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
The Bedford Series in History and Culture
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.64(d)

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