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Dred Scott v. Sandford
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  • Authored by: Tim McNeese
  • From the Series: Great Supreme Court Decisions
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791092364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9236-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 342.
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 120


On March 6, 1857, the United States Supreme Court ruled on a case that would decide the fate of a slave named Dred Scott. For 11 years, Scott waited to hear if he would be granted his freedom as his case wound its way through the courts of Missouri and New York. Instead, the Court's decision would rock the American landscape, causing a further split in the already fragile relationship between North and South. Distilling a breadth of material, and supplemented with photographs, sidebars, a chronology, timeline, bibliography, index, and glossary Dred Scott v. Sandford: The Pursuit of Freedom traces Scott’s suit through the U.S. judicial system. History professor Tim McNeese gives readers a clear understanding of the infamous Supreme Court decision in which all blacks were denied U.S. citizenship.


Full-color photographs. Glossary. Sidebars. Chronology/Timeline. Further reading. Bibliography. Source notes. Index.

About the Author(s)

Series consulting editor and author Tim McNeese is an associate professor of history at York College in York, Nebraska, where he has taught for 15 years. Professor McNeese earned his Associate of Arts degree from York College, a B.A. in history and political science from Harding University, and an M.A. in history from Missouri State University. A prolific author, McNeese has published more than 100 books and educational materials for elementary, middle school, high school, and college readers over the past 20 years, on everything from Alexander Hamilton to the siege of Masada. His writing has earned him a citation in the library reference work Something About the Author. In 2005, his textbook Political Revolutions of the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries was published. Professor McNeese served as a consulting historian for the History Channel series Risk Takers, History Makers: John Wesley Powell and the Grand Canyon.

Reviews and Awards

“A useful presentation of this historically significant case.”

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