Dred Scott Sesquicentennial: The Dred Scott Decision 1857-2007, 150 Years


Subject:
Black Resources , Wars & Conflicts , Civil War, U.S. , Slavery, Abolition, & Emancipation

Description:
Background information and listing of events commemorating the 150-year anniversary (in 2007) of the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision, "which decided the case in 1857, hastening the start of the Civil War." Includes a chronology of the case (which began in 1846 when Dred Scott and his wife Harriet filed suit against Irene Emerson for their freedom), details about the trials and courtroom, and links to related sites. From the National Park Service (NPS).

Publisher:
National Park Service (NPS)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.nps.gov/jeff/historyculture/dredscottsesquicentennial.htm


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