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The Resource Redemption songs : suing for freedom before Dred Scott, Lea VanderVelde

Redemption songs : suing for freedom before Dred Scott, Lea VanderVelde

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Redemption songs : suing for freedom before Dred Scott
Title
Redemption songs
Title remainder
suing for freedom before Dred Scott
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Lea VanderVelde
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The Dred Scott case is the most notorious example of slaves suing for freedom. Most examinations of the case focus on its notorious verdict, and the repercussions that the decision set off-especially the worsening of the sectional crisis that would eventually lead to the Civil War-were extreme. In conventional assessment, a slave losing a lawsuit against his master seems unremarkable. But in fact, that case was just one of many freedom suits brought by slaves in the antebellum period; an example of slaves working within the confines of the U.S. legal system (and defying their masters in the process) in an attempt to win the ultimate prize: their freedom. And until Dred Scott, the St. Louis courts adhered to the rule of law to serve justice by recognizing the legal rights of the least well-off. For over a decade, legal scholar Lea VanderVelde has been building and examining a collection of more than 300 newly discovered freedom suits in St. Louis. In Redemption Songs, VanderVelde describes twelve of these never-before analyzed cases in close detail. Through these remarkable accounts, she takes readers beyond the narrative of the Dred Scott case to weave a diverse tapestry of freedom suits and slave lives on the frontier
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
VanderVelde, Lea
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
  • African Americans
  • Race discrimination
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • United States
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Redemption songs : suing for freedom before Dred Scott, Lea VanderVelde
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780199927296
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper) :
Lccn
2013040017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)866766476
Label
Redemption songs : suing for freedom before Dred Scott, Lea VanderVelde
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780199927296
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper) :
Lccn
2013040017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)866766476

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