Dred Scott v. Sandford : the pursuit of freedom
|Format:||Print Book 2007|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
On March 6, 1857, the United States Supreme Court ruled on a case that would decide the fate of a slave named Dred Scott. For 11 years, Scott waited to hear if he would be granted his freedom as his case wound its way through the courts of Missouri and New York. Instead, the Court's decision would rock the American landscape, causing a further split in the already fragile relationship between North and South. Distilling a breadth of material, and supplemented with photographs, sidebars, a chronology, timeline, and more, ""Dred Scott v. Sandford"" traces Scott's suit through the U.S. judicial system. History professor Tim McNeese gives readers a clear understanding of the infamous Supreme Court decision in which all blacks, free and slave, were denied U.S. citizenship.
ContentsThe origins of American slavery
A new era of slavery
A new life for Dred Scott
The further travels of Dred Scott
Scott v. Emerson
Scott v. Sandford
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
|Series||Great Supreme Court decisions.|
-- Trials, litigation, etc.
-- Juvenile literature.
Sanford, John F. A., -- 1806 or 1807-1857 -- Trials, litigation, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Slavery -- United States -- Legal status of slaves in free states -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| New York :Chelsea House,2007
|Other Titles|| Dred Scott versus Sandford
120 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-115) and index.