Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 October 2014

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780199927296

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Redemption Songs

Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

Lea VanderVelde

  • By the author of the acclaimed Mrs. Dred Scott (Oxford), Redemption Songs opens a window onto the world of slavery just before its fall.
  • Innovative approach shows how the law treated slavery in instances where slaves actually had a chance at winning freedom.
  • Richly detailed regional history of slavery in the nation's border regions.

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