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Redemption songs suing for freedom before Dred Scott

Author: Lea VanderVelde
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press 2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Dred Scott case was just one of many freedom suits brought by slaves in the antebellum period; an example of slaves working within the confines of the US legal system (and defying their masters in the process) in an attempt to win the ultimate prize: their freedom. And until Dred Scott, the St. Louis courts adhered to the rule of law to serve justice by recognizing the legal rights of the least well-off. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lea VanderVelde
ISBN: 9780190252670 0190252677 9780199927296 0199927294
OCLC Number: 1013607888
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index
Description: 1 Online-Ressource illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Responsibility: Lea Vandervelde

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The Dred Scott case was just one of many freedom suits brought by slaves in the antebellum period; an example of slaves working within the confines of the US legal system (and defying their masters in the process) in an attempt to win the ultimate prize: their freedom. And until Dred Scott, the St. Louis courts adhered to the rule of law to serve justice by recognizing the legal rights of the least well-off. This book describes twelve of these cases in close detail

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