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Mrs Dred Scott

Author : Lea VanderVelde
ISBN : 9780199754083
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In telling the life of Harriet, Dred's wife and co-litigant in the case, this book provides a compensatory history to the generations of work that missed key sources only recently brought to light. Moreover, it gives insight into the reasons and ways that slaves used the courts to establish their freedom. --from publisher description

Roadblocks To Freedom

Author : Andrew Fede
ISBN : 9781610271097
Genre : History
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This new book by Andrew Fede considers the law of freedom suits and manumission from the point-of-view of legal procedure, evidence rules, damage awards, and trial practicein addition to the abstract principles stated in the appellate decisions. The author shows that procedural and evidentiary roadblocks made it increasingly impossible for many slaves, or free blacks who were wrongfully held as slaves, to litigate their freedom. Even some of the most celebrated cases in which the courts freed slaves must be read as tempered by the legal realities the actors faced or the courts actually recognized in the process. Slave owners in almost all slave societies had the right to manumit or free all or some of their slaves. Slavery law also permitted people to win their freedom if they were held as slaves contrary to law. In this book, Fede provides a comprehensive view of how some enslaved litigants won their freedom in the courtand how many others, like Dred and Harriet Scott, did not because of the substantive and procedural barriers that both judges and legislators placed in the way of people held in slavery who sought their freedom in court. From the 17th century to the Civil War, Southern governments built roadblock after roadblock to the freedom sought by deserving enslaved people, even if this restricted the masters' rights to free their slaves or defied settled law. They increasingly prohibited all manumissions and added layers of procedure to those seeking freedomwhile eventually providing a streamlined process by which free blacks "voluntarily" enslaved themselves and their children. Drawing on his three decades of legal experience to take seriously the trial process and rules under which slave freedom cases were decided, Fede considers how slave owners, slaves, and lawyers caused legal change from the bottom up.

The Routledge History Of Rural America

Author : Pamela Riney-Kehrberg
ISBN : 9781135054984
Genre : History
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First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Enslaved Women In America An Encyclopedia

Author : Daina Ramey Berry Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780313349096
Genre : Social Science
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This singular reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female experience is explored, and women are depicted as central, rather than marginal, figures in history. • Dozens of photos of former enslaved women • Detailed historical timeline • Numerous rare primary documents, including runaway slave advertisements and even a plantation recipe for turtle soup • Profiles of noted female slaves and their works

Dred Scott

Author : Corinne J. Naden
ISBN : 0761418415
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the far-reaching political and social implications of the Dred Scott court decision in 1857.

The Relentless Business Of Treaties

Author : Martin Case
ISBN : 1681340909
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How making treaties for land cessions with Native American nations transformed human relationships to the land and became a profitable family business

Dred And Harriet Scott

Author : Gwenyth Swain
ISBN : 0873517326
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Relates the story of the slaves whose eleven-year legal battle to assert their right to be free resulted in the Supreme Court decision that brought the northern and southern states one step closer to war.

Dred Scott S Revenge

Author : Andrew P. Napolitano
ISBN : 9781418575571
Genre : History
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Racial hatred is one of the ugliest of human emotions. And the United States not only once condoned it, it also mandated it?wove it right into the fabric of American jurisprudence. Federal and state governments legally suspended the free will of blacks for 150 years and then denied blacks equal protection of the law for another 150. How did such crimes happen in America? How were the laws of the land, even the Constitution itself, twisted into repressive and oppressive legislation that denied people their inalienable rights? Taking the Dred Scott case of 1957 as his shocking center, Judge Andrew P. Napolitano tells the story of how it happened and, through it, builds a damning case against American statesmen from Lincoln to Wilson, from FDR to JFK. Born a slave in Virginia, Dred Scott sued for freedom based on the fact that he had lived in states and territories where slavery was illegal. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Scott, denied citizenship to blacks, and spawned more than a century of government-sponsored maltreatment that destroyed lives, suppressed freedom, and scarred our culture. Dred Scott's Revenge is the story of America's long struggle to provide a new context?one in which "All men are created equal," and government really treats them so.

Speak Right On

Author : Mary E. Neighbour
ISBN : 0996254110
Genre : Fiction
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Though declared a piece of property by the US Supreme Court, Dred Scott insisted on telling his own story, on speaking freely. That was his freedom, and he didn't require a court to help him find it. Speak Right On explores the story of Dred Scott and the history of slavery that has changed our cultural landscape. From the eastern coast of Virginia to the farthest reaches of the US frontier, from house slave to field hand to surgeon's assistant, from boy to man, from young love to family life, from enslavement to freedom, this is an epic story of dignity and determination. "He who does his best for his own time, lives for all times." (Igbo proverb)

The American Historical Review

Author : John Franklin Jameson
ISBN : UCBK:C102617282
Genre : History
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