Online Primary Sources for American History: The Dred Scott Case

In 1846, Dred Scott and his wife filed for their freedom. Thus began an eleven-year legal odyssey that wound up at the Supreme Court. All the documents, from the First Circuit Court to the Supreme Court, are now available online. Links to a chronology, additional resources, and a symposium on the 150th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision add to the utility and importance of this site.

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