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St. Louis Legal Encoding Project Resources

Information and additional resources for the St. Louis Legal Encoding Project, an IMLS grant funded project contributed to by Digital Library Services, WU Law Library, and Missouri History Museum.


The Dred Scott Case

About the Dred Scott case and digitization process

Chronology of Dred Scott's life and court case

Fehrenbacher, Don E. The Dred Scott Case, Its Significance in American Law and Politics. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1978)

Conservation of the Dred Scott Papers at the Missouri State Archives

The Dred Scott Case at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial web site

Dred Scott Sesquicentennial at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial web site

Field Family history. Roswell Martin Field served as the attorney for the slaves Dred and Harriet Scott and their daughters, Eliza and Lizzy, when they brought action in federal court for their freedom

Judgment in the U.S. Supreme Court Case Dred Scott v. John F. A. Sandford, March 6, 1857

Missouri's Dred Scott Case, 1846-1857 at the Missouri State Archives

Old Courthouse at the Jefferson Expansion Memorial

Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1856) (USSC+) U.S. Supreme Court Collection at the Legal Information Institute

Subject Guide