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A selection of websites containing information about the Dred Scott Case
1.Video overview of Dred Scott v. John Sanford
2.National Archives and Records Administration
3.Facts and images compiled by Washington University in St. Louis
4.Facts compiled by the National Parks Service
5.The Library of Congress, multiple pages of related information:
- The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 20,000 documents.
- The online collection, containing approximately 7,400 items, spans the years 1841-1964, with the bulk of the material dating from 1862 to 1865.
- The following collection contains just over a hundred pamphlets and books (published between 1772 and 1889) concerning the difficult and troubling experiences of African and African-American slaves in the American colonies and the United States.
- The Dred Scott decision : opinion of Chief Justice Taney, with an introduction / by J.H. Van Evrie. Also, an appendix, containing an essay on the Natural history of the prognathous race of mankind, originally written for the New York day-book / by Dr. S.A. Cartwright.
- An examination of the case of Dred Scott against Sandford, in the Supreme Court of the United States, and a full and fair exposition of the decision of the court, and of the opinions of the majority of the judges. Prepared at the request of, and read before "The Geneva Literary and Scientific Association," on Tuesday evening, 28th December, 1858. By Hon. Samuel A. Foot ... Pub. by order of the Association, Geneva, N.Y., January, 1859.
- Historical and legal examination of that part of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Dred Scott case, which declares the unconstitutionality of the Missouri Compromise Act, and the self-extension of the Constitution to territories, carrying slavery along with it : with an appendix ... / by the Author of the "Thirty years' view."
- Records and briefs of the United States Supreme Court. No. 7. Dred Scott, vs. John F. A. Sanford
- Records and briefs of the United States Supreme Court. No. 137. Dred Scott, vs. John F. A. Sanford
- Report of the decision of the Supreme court of the United States, and the opinions of the judges thereof, in the case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford. December term, 1856. By Benjamin C. Howard, from the nineteenth volume of Howard's Reports.
A selection of articles about the Dred Scott Case
- Article re: the relevance of the Dred Scott case to today's cultural and political discussions
- Article from Street Law and the Supreme Court Historical Society
- Findlaw's article and links
- New-York Daily Tribune. (New York, New York), March 9, 1857
- Anti-Slavery Bugle. (New Lisbon, Ohio), March 21, 1857
- Holmes County Republican. (Millersburg, Holmes County, Ohio), April 16, 1857
- The following collection presents 396 pamphlets from the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, published from 1822 through 1909, by African-American authors and others who wrote about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and related topics.
- In honor of the Manuscript Division's centennial, its staff has selected for online display approximately ninety representative documents spanning from the fifteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.
Chief Justice Roger Taney wrote a letter to Caleb Cushing on November 9, 1857, thanking Cushing for his support of Taney's decision in the Dred Scott case.