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I, Dred Scott

a fictional slave narrative based on the life and legal precedent of Dred Scott
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Margaret K. McElderry Books , New York
Scott, Dred, 1809-1858 -- Juvenile fiction., Scott, Dred, 1809-1858 -- Fiction., Slavery -- Fiction., Trials -- Fiction., African Americans -- History -- 19th century -- Fic
About the Edition

Having served his master in northern states, under the provisions of the Missouri compromise the slave Dred Scott may be eligible for emancipation, but legal obstacles stand in the way of his freedom.

StatementShelia P. Moses ; illustrated by Bonnie Christensen.
GenreJuvenile fiction., Fiction.
ContributionsChristensen, Bonnie, ill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.M8475 Iae 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination96 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3290387M
ISBN 100689859759
LC Control Number2004005124
OCLC/WorldCa55106251

I, Dred Scott: A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott Paperback – Febru /5(4). In the fictional slave I, I, Dred Scott, Dred Scott is a slave along with his slave Harriet. I had a lot of masters in the begging but his last master who died was Master Emerson along with his wife Miss Irene.

Emerson brought Dred and Harriet in and out of the free territory, which made them free slaves.4/5(91). This book is prefaced with a touching forward by a great-grandson [John Madison Jr.] of Dred Scott.

He sets up the reader beautifully for Shelia Moses' attempt to humanize the man behind the landmark Supreme Court case of the s which denied Scot's humanity and that of all blacks/5(4). I, Dred Scott: Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott Shelia P.

Moses (Author), Peter Jay Fernandez (Narrator), Recorded Books (Publisher)/5(4). I, Dred Scott: Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott by Shelia P.

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Moses, Peter Jay Fernandez, et al. out of 5 stars 4. Here is a description of the life journey of Dred Scott, a slave, a human being who suffered the injustices of slavery, who fell in love, who watched his family sold away, who was forced to work without pay.

This is the personal account of the life of this man who eventually pursued an 11 year legal battle to gain his rightful freedom. This book is endlessly fascinating because it treats the Dred Scott case, and, in a sense, the entire conflict leading to the Civil War, as a grand legal and constitutional debate, one that touched on issues of democracy, freedom, America, and, of course, race/5.

Perhaps no other Supreme Court decision has had the political impact of Dred Scott a variety of documents that reflect regional opinions and political debates, Paul Finkelman examines the decision that helped set in motion the events that eventually led to a new birth of freedom and the abolition of slavery in the United States/5.

Dred Scott was a slave and social activist who served several masters before suing for his freedom. His case made it to the Supreme Court (Dred Scott. The Dred Scott case, also known as Dred Scott v. Sanford, was a I fight for freedom by a black slave named Dred Scott.

The case persisted through several courts and. I, Dred Scott: A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott by Shelia P.

Moses, Bonnie Christensen (Illustrator) Shelia P. MosesBrand: Margaret K. McElderry Books. I, Dred Scott A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred ScottReleased on:   I, Dred Scott A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott.

Home; I, Dred Scott. This book is prefaced with a touching forward by a great-grandson [John Madison Jr.] of Dred Scott.

He sets up the reader beautifully for Shelia Moses' attempt to humanize the man behind the landmark Supreme Court case of the s which denied Scot's humanity and that of all blacks/5(3).

InDred Scott, a black slave, personal servant to Dr. John Emerson, a U.S. army surgeon, was taken by his master from Missouri, a slave state, to Illinois, a free state, and thence to Fort Snelling (now in Minnesota) in Wisconsin Territory, where slavery was prohibited by the Missouri Compromise.

There he married before returning with Dr. Read "I, Dred Scott A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott" by Shelia P. Moses available from Rakuten Kobo. Born into slavery in Virginia in the late s, Dred Scott had little to look forward to in life. But he was fortunate Brand: Margaret K.

Mcelderry Books. "Dred Scott's inspiring and compelling true story of adventure, courage, love, hatred, and friendship parallels the history of this nation from the long night of slavery to the narrow crack in the door that would ultimately lead to freedom and equality for all men"--Cover, p/5.

I Dred Scott This story is a vary historical story. This is a good book because you can learn about slavery,family,and fairness. I recommend this book to all fourth.

This book is prefaced with a touching forward by a great-grandson [John Madison Jr.] of Dred Scott. He sets up the reader beautifully for Shelia Moses' attempt to humanize the man behind the landmark Supreme Court case of the s which denied Scot's humanity and that of all blacks.5/5(2).

From toDred Scott tried to get courts to recognize his right to freedom. His lawyers argued that since he had spent considerable time in free states he ought to be free, according to the Missouri Compromise.

Lower courts went back and forth in a series of cases and appeals, and inin Scott v. Sanford, Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney read a page, two-hour decision stating. Dred Scott v.

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Sandford, 60 U.S. (19 How.) (), was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court held that the Constitution of the United States was not meant to include American citizenship for black people, regardless of whether they were enslaved or free, and therefore the rights and privileges it confers upon American citizens could not apply to rence: Wayne.

I, Dred Scott. Written by Sheila P. Moses Review by Ann Chamberlin. An easy-read young people’s version of the mid-nineteenth century Dred Scott case—in which the Supreme Court shamed itself by declaring that no one of African ancestry could be a citizen of the United States—is something history classrooms across the U.S.

must greet with open : Sheila P. Moses. The only book on Dred Scott built around primary documents, this brief text examines the Supreme Court case - one of the most controversial and notorious judicial decisions in U.S.

history - 3/5(2). The Dred Scott decision was the Supreme Court ’s ruling on March 6,that having lived in a free state and territory did not entitle a slave, Dred Scott, to his freedom. In essence, the decision argued that as a slave Scott was not a citizen and could not sue in a federal court.

The majority opinion by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney also. Dred Scott (c. – Septem ) was an enslaved African American man in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom and that of his wife and their two daughters in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case ofpopularly known as the "Dred Scott case".

Scott claimed that he and his wife should be granted their freedom because they had lived in Illinois and the Wisconsin Born: Sam Scott (possibly), c. Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. (19 How.) (), commonly referred to as The Dred Scott Decision, was a decision by the United States Supreme Court that ruled that people of African descent imported into the United States and held as slaves, or their descendants.

whether or not they were slaves, were not protected by the Constitution and could never be citizens of/5(2). Dred is the story of Nina Gordon, an impetuous young heiress to a large southern plantation, whose land is rapidly becoming worthless.

It is run competently by one of Nina's slaves, Harry, who endures a murderous rivalry with Nina's brother Tom Gordon, a drunken, cruel : Harriet Beecher Stowe. I, Dred Scott: A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott by Shelia P. Moses and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at I, Dred Scott | Born into slavery in Virginia in the late s, Dred Scott had little to look forward to in life.

But he was fortunate in two ways: His first owner was fairly kind to him, and he grew up with his owner's children, forming friendships that he would come to depend on years : Margaret K.

McElderry Books. Get this from a library. The Dred Scott decision.

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[Bonnie L Lukes] -- Traces the history of the landmark Supreme Court decision that defined the rights of slaves in the United States. Book/Printed Material The case of Dred Scott in the United States Supreme Court. The full opinions of Chief Justice Taney and Justice Curtis, and abstracts of the opinions of the other judges; with an analysis of the points ruled, and some concluding observations.Dred Scott had been a slave for many years.

At first, he had lived in Missouri. Then his owners had moved to Illinois. At one point, his owners moved to the Wisconsin Territory. Slavery was not legal there or in Illinois. After they went back to Missouri, Scott's owner died. Lawyers helped Scott file a lawsuit. Dred Scott (plaintiff) was an African American man born a slave in Virginia in the late s.

Inhe was taken by his owners to Missouri and .