This Just In: Dred Scott v. Sandford

Dred Scott v. Sandford contains the full text of every opinion of the infamous 1857 U.S. Supreme Court case that ruled that African-Americans could not be citizens and therefore lacked standing to sue in federal court. The decision helped to fan the flames of the march toward the United States Civil War.

The book also contains early legal analyses of the decisions, along with contemporary newspaper and opinion pieces, which help to fill a scholarly void in legal history. Additionally, editor Douglas Lind includes his own bibliographic essay on the aforementioned information.