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Scott, Dred (1809-1858) -- Trials, Litigation

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the Dred Scott Case.


Six Superlative Sources

· Stanley I. Kutler, ed., The Dred Scott Decision: Law or Politics? (Houghton Mifflin, 1967).

· Paul Finkelman, Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Books, 1997).

· Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics (Oxford University Press, 1978).

· Austin Allen, Origins of the Dred Scott Case: Jacksonian Jurisprudence and the Supreme Court, 1837-1857 (University of Georgia Press, 2006).

· Mark A. Graber, Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

· Christopher I. Eisgruber, "Dred Again: Originalism's Forgotten Past," 10 Constitutional Commentary 37 (1993).

Other Excellent Sources

· Keith E. Whittington, "The Road Not Taken: Dred Scott, Judicial Authority, and Political Questions," 63 Journal of Politics 365 (2001).

· Lea VanderVelde and Sandhya Subramanian, "Mrs. Dred Scott," 106 Yale Law Journal 1033 (1997).

· Cass R. Sunstein, "Dred Scott and Its Legacy," Great Cases in Constitutional Law (ed. Robert George) (Princeton University Press, 2000).

· John Lowell and Horace Gray, A Legal Review of Dred Scott (Crosby, Nichols, 1857).

· Roger Brooke Taney, "Supplement to the Dred Scott Decision," Memoir of Roger Brooke Taney (ed. Samuel Tyler) (John Murphy, 1872).

· John S. Visneski III, "What the Court Decided in Dred Scott v. Sandford," 32 American Journal of Legal History 373 (1988).

· Primary Documents in American History: Dred Scott v. Sandford (U.S. Library of Congress).

· The Dred Scott Case Collection (Washington University Libraries).

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