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Dred Scott v. Sandford : a brief history with documents

Author: Paul Finkelman
Publisher: Boston : Bedford Books, ©1997.
Series: Bedford series in history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Dred Scott; John F A Sanford
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Finkelman
ISBN: 031212807X 9780312128074 0312115946 9780312115944
OCLC Number: 36644463
Description: xii, 240 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Bedford series in history and culture.
Other Titles: Dred Scott versus Sandford
Responsibility: Paul Finkelman.
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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."--BOOK JACKET.

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