The Dred Scott Case: A History in Documents

The Dred Scott Case: A History in Documents

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Dred Scott's name is attached to what is considered one of the most infamous Supreme Court decisions in American history, but many Americans don't know his story, understand the complexity of the litigation, or recognize the significance of the case. With an overview by historian Matthew Pinsker and an examination of the legal context by historian Randall Kennedy, this book of historical documents focuses on important voices surrounding the case, beginning with Dred and Harriet Scott's freedom suits filed in 1846 to the opinions of the Supreme Court justices, President James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglass.

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Paperback, 40 pages, 26 illustrations

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