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The Resource Dred Scott v. Sandford : opinions and contemporary commentary, with a bibliographic essay by Douglas W. Lind

Dred Scott v. Sandford : opinions and contemporary commentary, with a bibliographic essay by Douglas W. Lind

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Dred Scott v. Sandford : opinions and contemporary commentary
Title
Dred Scott v. Sandford
Title remainder
opinions and contemporary commentary
Statement of responsibility
with a bibliographic essay by Douglas W. Lind
Title variation
  • Dred Scott versus Sandford
  • Dred Scott v. Sanford
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eng
Summary
The decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford, that all African Americans (free and enslaved) were unable to become American citizens and therefore lacked standing to sue in federal court, and that Congress had no authority to prohibit slavery in the territories, was truly monumental in its impact on the nation and immediately generated widespread public debate. When congressional inaction postponed for a year the market availability of copies of the decision, it was Benjamin Howard’s New York, Appleton imprint of the case that the public read and which scholars relied upon as a basis for the earliest and most forceful legal commentary and analysis. From a transmission history and a cultural reception perspective, the importance of this cannot be understated. Howard’s imprint provided the textual ammunition for both sides of a debate which further divided the nation as it marched toward civil war. There currently exists no other single source of Howard’s reproduction of the Dred Scott opinion with the published contemporary commentary contained in this volume. Also, there is a dearth of detailed bibliographic analysis regarding the production and transmission of the decision itself. The introductory bibliographic essay, "The Publication and Transmission History of Dred Scott v. Sandford" addresses many previously unrecorded bibliographic aspects of the decision.--Publisher
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CASSC
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Lind, Douglas W
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • 1809-1858
  • 1806 or 1807-1857
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  • Scott, Dred
  • Sanford, John F. A.
  • Lind, Douglas W
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  • Scott, Dred
  • Sanford, John F. A
  • Howard, Benjamin C.
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
Label
Dred Scott v. Sandford : opinions and contemporary commentary, with a bibliographic essay by Douglas W. Lind
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bibliographic essay by Douglas W. Lind -- Chronology of Dred Scott imprints -- Decision: Dred Scott v. Sandford -- Early legal analysis
Isbn
9780837740614
Lccn
2017952299
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003237621
Label
Dred Scott v. Sandford : opinions and contemporary commentary, with a bibliographic essay by Douglas W. Lind
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bibliographic essay by Douglas W. Lind -- Chronology of Dred Scott imprints -- Decision: Dred Scott v. Sandford -- Early legal analysis
Isbn
9780837740614
Lccn
2017952299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003237621

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