Slavery and citizenship (2017)


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In 1857, a slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom and lost. In Scoff v. Sandford, the US Supreme Court decided that Scott should remain a slave because, as a slave, he was not a citizen of the United States and thus not eligible to bring suit in a federal court: he was considered, personal property and therefore could never be free. This book provides readers with an in-depth look at what some call the worst Supreme Court decision in history, including excerpts from both the majority and dissenting opinions, the aftermath of the case, the Civil War, and the great changes that swept across the United States on the issue of slavery. Book jacket.