Title: Report of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States and the opinions of the judges thereof in the case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford: December term, 1856.Author: Benjamin C HowardPublisher: Gale, Sabin Americana Description: Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, 1500--1926 ...Read MoreTitle: Report of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States and the opinions of the judges thereof in the case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford: December term, 1856.Author: Benjamin C HowardPublisher: Gale, Sabin Americana Description: Based on Joseph Sabin's famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, 1500--1926 contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more.Sabin Americana offers an up-close perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time. It provides access to documents from an assortment of genres, sermons, political tracts, newspapers, books, pamphlets, maps, legislation, literature and more.Now for the first time, these high-quality digital scans of original works are available via print-on-demand, making them readily accessible to libraries, students, independent scholars, and readers of all ages.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++SourceLibrary: Huntington LibraryDocumentID: SABCP04878000CollectionID: CTRG04-B703PublicationDate: 18570101SourceBibCitation: Selected Americana from Sabin's Dictionary of books relating to AmericaNotes: "This case was brought up by writ of error, from the Circuit Court of the United States for the district of Missouri. It was an action of trespass vi et armis instituted in the Circuit Court by Scott against Sandford."--P.  The points considered in the Supreme Court were: Negro citizenship, jurisdiction of the Circuit Court and the Missouri Compromise Act.Collation: 239 pRead Less
GOOD PLUS IN FINE CUSTOM CLAMSHELL CASE. From the Nineteenth Volume of Howard's Reports. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION, published simultaneously with its inclusion in the Supreme Court reports. The decision was handed down on March 6th, 1857. NOTE: The Supreme Court misspelled John Sanford's name in the decision and it has been handed down often incorrectly spelled as Sandford. One of the landmark cases in American jurisprudence. Dred Scott, a slave, sued to obtain his freedom on the grounds that he resided in the free Wisconsin territory. The Supreme Court ruled that he was not a citizen and declared the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional. The gist of that decision ruled "that people of African descent brought into the United States and held as slaves (or their descendants) whether or not they were slaves) were not protected by the United States Constitution and could never be citizens." (Wkpd). "It is safe to say that no case that ever came before an Anglo-Saxon tribunal was fraught with more momentous consequences and that no judge has ever been more bitterly assailed than was (Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke) Taney for his opinion in this case..." William Draper Lewis IV, 149-150. Sabin 3324. Some wear and inked markings, fraying and tidelines to paper wraps and first few leaves. Inscription on rear panel dated May 20th (145th), which is no doubt 1857--just ten weeks after the actual decision was made. Custom chocolate-brown plush-lined hard clamshell case. Handsome red leather label to spine (THE DRED SCOTT CASE), with gilt lettering, highlights and 1857 date. 239 pp. All pages present, but lacks the green paper covers originally issued with this first, separate edition.
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