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, and more, "Dred Scott v. Sandford"
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, free and
slave, were denied U.S. citizenship.