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Dred Scott decision and Lecompton crisis


Abolitionism and Antislavery
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant pages:
The Road To War: The Dred Scott Decision

Relevant texts:
Excerpt from Dred Scott v. Sanford

Relevant transcripts:
Professor Foner discusses the Dred Scott decision.

Who's Who
Resource Type: Primary Source
Dred Scott (1795–1858).

The Road To War: The Dred Scott Decision
Resource Type: Primary Source
Dred Scott. Wood engraving (1887).

The Master-Slave Relationship
Resource Type: Document-Based Question
The recent scholarship on slavery explores the complex relationship between master and slave and re-examines the historical agency of slaves. In reading the slave narratives provided in this DBQ, students can assess how slaves tried to retain their dignity in the worst of circumstances.

Dred Scott Decision
Resource Type: Primary Source
The following excerpt is from the majority decision in the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford. Written by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, it addresses the question of African American citizenship and slavery in the territories.

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