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The Dred Scott Case: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law
  

The Dred Scott Case: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Konig, David Thomas
Series edited by Finkelman, Paul
Edited by Bracey, Christopher Alan
Series edited by Barnes, L. Diane

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In 1846, two slaves, Dred and Harriet Scott, filed petitions for their freedom in the Old Courthouse in St Louis, Missouri. It is the first true civil rights case decided by the US Supreme Court. This title offers a collection of essays that revisits the history of the case and i... read full description below.

ISBN 9780821419120
Barcode 9780821419120
Published 1 April 2010 by Inbooks
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest
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ISBN-13 9780821419120
ISBN-10 0821419129
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Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint Ohio University Press
Publication Date 1 April 2010
International Publication Date 8 June 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Konig, David Thomas
Series edited by Finkelman, Paul
Edited by Bracey, Christopher Alan
Series edited by Barnes, L. Diane
Series Series on Law, Society, and Politics in the Midwest
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
American History
American history: c 1800 to c 1900
Civil Rights & Citizenship
Slavery & Emancipation
Citizenship & Nationality Law
Number of Pages 292
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 431g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Constitutional history - United States, United States - Race relations - History, United States - History - 1849-1877, Scott, Dred, Scott, Dred - Trials, litigation, etc
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 342.73087
Catalogue Code Not specified

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In 1846 two slaves, Dred and Harriet Scott, filed petitions for their freedom in the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. As the first true civil rights case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, Dred Scott v. Sandford raised issues that have not been fully resolved despite three amendments to the Constitution and more than a century and a half of litigation. The Dred Scott Case: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law presents original research and the reflections of the nation's leading scholars who gathered in St. Louis to mark the 150th anniversary of what was arguably the most infamous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision that held that African Americans 'had no rights' under the Constitution and that Congress had no authority to alter that galvanized Americans and thrust the issue of race and law to the center of American politics. This collection of essays revisits the history of the case and its aftermath in American life and law. In a final section, the present-day justices of the Missouri Supreme Court offer their reflections on the process of judging and provide perspective on the misdeeds of their nineteenth-century predecessors who denied the Scotts their freedom.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review (T)hese essays have collectively expanded the context of the case and greatly enriched our understanding of its impact, then and now... (an) enormously thought-provoking volume. -- Civil War Book Review (The Dred Scott Case) conveniently brings together a striking array of important perspectives, both on the nineteenth-century story of Dred Scott itself and on its continuing significance. Scholars and undergraduates alike will find this volume rewarding. -- The Journal of Southern History

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Author's Bio

David Thomas Konig is a professor of history and a professor of law at Washington University, St. Louis. He is the author or editor of articles, books, and documentary collections on American legal history from the first colonial settlements to the Civil War, including Law and Society in Puritan Massachusetts: Essex County, 1629-1692 and Devising Liberty: Creating and Preserving Freedom in the New American Republic. Paul Finkelman is an expert on constitutional history, the law of slavery, and the American Civil War. He coedits the Ohio University Press series New Approaches to Midwestern Studies and is the president of Gratz College. Christopher Alan Bracey is a professor of law at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is the author of Saviors or Sellouts: The Promise and Peril of Black Conservatism, From Booker T. Washington to Condoleezza Rice.

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