The Dred Scott Case: Slavery and Citizenship

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Slave or citizen? This was the key question that Dred Scott brought to the United States Supreme Court in May of 1857. Within these pages, author D.J. Herda examines the ideas and arguments behind this landmark case. Presented in a lively, thought-provoking overview, Herda brings to life the people, the case, and the fateful decision that upheld the legality of slavery.

Describes the people involved on both sides of the famous Supreme Court case, regarding whether ...

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Overview

Slave or citizen? This was the key question that Dred Scott brought to the United States Supreme Court in May of 1857. Within these pages, author D.J. Herda examines the ideas and arguments behind this landmark case. Presented in a lively, thought-provoking overview, Herda brings to life the people, the case, and the fateful decision that upheld the legality of slavery.

Describes the people involved on both sides of the famous Supreme Court case, regarding whether or not slaves had rights as citizens of the United States.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766034273
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Series: Landmark Supreme Court Cases, Gold Edition Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 104
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.84 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Missouri, 1840 5

2 Slavery in America 15

3 Building a Case 24

4 To The Highest Court 37

5 To the Court Again 50

6 The Decision 58

7 The Aftermath 65

8 Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow 76

9 The Passage of Time 81

Chapter Notes 96

Glossary 101

Further Reading and Internet Addresses 102

Index 103

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