Slavery, Law, and Politics: The Dred Scott Case in Historical Perspective by Don E. Fehrenbacher

Slavery, Law, and Politics: The Dred Scott Case in Historical Perspective

byDon E. Fehrenbacher

Paperback | April 1, 1993

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This is an abridgement of the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Dred Scott Case, making Fehrenbacher's monumental work available to a wider audience. Although it condenses the original by half, all the chapters and major themes of the larger work have been retained, providing a masterful review ofthe issues before America on the eve of the Civil War.

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Don E. Fehrenbacher is at Stanford University.

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Title:Slavery, Law, and Politics: The Dred Scott Case in Historical PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 5.39 × 7.99 × 0.67 inPublished:April 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019502883X

ISBN - 13:9780195028836

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This abridgment makes Fehrenbacher's monumental work available to a wider audience. The text has been reduced to about half its original size, and documentation is omitted. This abridgment nevertheless covers all the major themes of the original work.

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"This magisterial study is a triumph of scholarship....Must reading for anyone interested in American legal history or the Civil War."--Virginia Quarterly Review