The Dred Scott Case by Don E. Fehrenbacher

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the Dred Scott case, a significant event in American history that heightened tensions between the North and South, leading up to the Civil War. The author meticulously examines the political, social, and legal contexts surrounding the case, the individuals involved, and the controversial Supreme Court decision that ruled African Americans were not citizens and could not sue in federal court. The book further explores the case's profound impact on the nation, contributing to the secession of Southern states and the onset of the Civil War.

The 10118th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1

Since this book was first published in 1979, there is a penalty of 8.0%. The age adjusted score is 0.92.

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