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Dred Scott

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Dred Scott Case

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Dred Scott v. Sandford — Further Readings

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An Outline of American History: A Divided Nation An account from an online text.

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Primary Documents

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Commentary on the Case

Chicago-Kent Law Review: Symposium: 150th Anniversary of Dred Scott Numerous articles on the case from legal scholars.

University of Texas: Dred Scott Symposium Streaming video in Windows Media format.

Missouri Compromise (1820) 

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Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)

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Dred Scott

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Montgomery Blair

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Roger B. Taney

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The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics By Don E. Fehrenbacher.

Slavery, Law, and Politics: The Dred Scott Case in Historical Perspective By Don E. Fehrenbacher.

Origins of the Dred Scott Case: Jacksonian Jurisprudence and the Supreme Court, 1837–1857 By Austin Allen.

They Have No Rights: Dred Scott’s Struggle for Freedom By Walter Ehrlich.

Dred Scott v. Sandford. A Brief History with Documents Edited by Paul Finkelman.

Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil By Mark A. Graber

Dred Scott’s Case By Vincent Charles Hopkins.

The Dred Scott Decision: Law or Politics? Edited by Stanley I. Kutler.

Dred Scott and the Politics of Slavery By Earl M. Maltz.

America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink By Kenneth M. Stampp.