Primary Sources of the Abolitionist Movement: Legal Debates of the Antislavery Movement, 1st Edition

  • Alison Morretta
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502605279
  • ISBN-13: 9781502605276
  • DDC: 342.7308
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released July 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This title explores how the abolition of slavery was debated for years in US courts. Aimed at students in Grades 5+, the title examines some of the most important cases and debates of this era and includes a timeline, primary sources, photographs, and excerpts from the time period.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Compromise and Rising Tensions.
1: Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842).
2: The Compromise of 1850.
3: The Kansas—Nebraska Act.
4: Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857).
Further Information.
About the Author.