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The Resource I, Dred Scott : a fictional slave narrative based on the life and legal precedent of Dred Scott, Shelia P. Moses ; with a foreword by John A. Madison, Jr. ; illustrations by Bonnie Christensen

I, Dred Scott : a fictional slave narrative based on the life and legal precedent of Dred Scott, Shelia P. Moses ; with a foreword by John A. Madison, Jr. ; illustrations by Bonnie Christensen

Label
I, Dred Scott : a fictional slave narrative based on the life and legal precedent of Dred Scott
Title
I, Dred Scott
Title remainder
a fictional slave narrative based on the life and legal precedent of Dred Scott
Statement of responsibility
Shelia P. Moses ; with a foreword by John A. Madison, Jr. ; illustrations by Bonnie Christensen
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Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Having served his master in northern states, under the provisions of the Missouri compromise the slave Dred Scott may be eligible for emancipation, but legal obstacles stand in the way of his freedom. Born into slavery in Virginia in the late 1700s, Dred Scott had little to look forward to in life. But he was fortunate in two ways: His first owner was fairly kind to him, and he grew up with his owner's children, forming friendships that he would come to depend on years later. For on April 6, 1846, Dred Scott and his wife, Harriett -- their ownership having changed hands several times during adulthood -- took the dangerous and courageous step to sue for their freedom, entering into legal battles that would last for eleven years. During this time Dred Scott would need all the help and support he could get -- from folks in the community all the way back to the people with whom he had been raised. With a foreword by Dred Scott's great-grandson, Shelia P. Moses' stunning story chronicles Dred Scott's experiences as a slave, as a plaintiff in one of the most important legal cases in American history, and -- at last -- as a free man. Dred Scott's story is one of tremendous courage and fierce determination. His is a life that should be known by -- and should inspire -- all Americans
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DLC
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Moses, Shelia P
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.M8475
LC item number
Iae 2005
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Christensen, Bonnie
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  • Scott, Dred
  • Slavery
  • Trials
  • African Americans
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
I, Dred Scott : a fictional slave narrative based on the life and legal precedent of Dred Scott, Shelia P. Moses ; with a foreword by John A. Madison, Jr. ; illustrations by Bonnie Christensen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93)
Control code
ocm55106251
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
96 p.
Isbn
9780689859755
Lccn
2004005124
Other control number
9780689859755
Other physical details
ill.
Label
I, Dred Scott : a fictional slave narrative based on the life and legal precedent of Dred Scott, Shelia P. Moses ; with a foreword by John A. Madison, Jr. ; illustrations by Bonnie Christensen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 93)
Control code
ocm55106251
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
96 p.
Isbn
9780689859755
Lccn
2004005124
Other control number
9780689859755
Other physical details
ill.

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