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Redemption Songs

Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

Lea VanderVelde

  • A groundbreaking look at the world of slavery just before its fall, including a revolutionary interpretation of the Dred Scott decision
  • Based on never-before analyzed evidence that the author personally uncovered
  • Case study approach allows for a richly detailed regional history of slavery in the nation's border regions, differentiating it from the more widely studied plantation slavery
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