The Dred Scott Decision, 1857

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Author: Frederic D. Schwarz
Historical Era: Era 5: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Historical Theme: Theme 8: Politics and Citizenship
Theme 11: Slavery and Its Legacy
Subject: African-American; Antebellum Politics; Civil War; Crisis of the Union; Law, Courts and Judges; Slavery and Abolition
February/March 2007 | Volume 58, Issue 1