Jan. 22, 2001
The Dred Scott Case, http://www.library.wustl.edu/vlib/dredscott/
The Washington University (St. Louis) Libraries
present a digital collection of original documents from the Dred Scott case.
Graphical images of the documents are posted, as well as transcriptions in
Microsoft Word and HTML formats. Included are petitions, motions, notices,
depositions, writs, jury instructions, stipulations, and decisions.
The site also provides a chronology, complete
with links to other websites that contain related information.
The Law Library's collection contains the
following books on the Dred Scott decision, all in the Classified Stacks:
- Constitutional myth-making: lessons from
the Dred Scott case, by Cass R. Sunstein, 1996. KF209.C55 no. 37 at
- The Dred Scott case, its significance in
American law and politics, by Don E. Fehrenbacher, 1978. KF4545.S5F43 at
- 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, by Thomas Hart Benton, 1969 (originally
published in 1857). E450.S35 1969 at Classified Stacks.
- The Dred Scott decision: law or politics?,
1967. KF4545.S5K8 at Classified Stacks.