Dred Scott materials online

On April 6th and 7th, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School is hosting a conference to mark the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dred Scott v. Sandford.

You might know that you can get a PDF of the opinion, but did you also know that you can get a PDF of the record and PDFs of the briefs?

(If you’re accessing the opinion or the record from outside a Harvard library, you may be prompted for your Harvard ID number and PIN.)

Also, the Washington University library has digitized eighty-five documents from the Dred Scott case. The original paper documents are held by the Missouri State Archives, who have provided some interesting information on how the documents have been preserved.

And the National Park Service has a really nice web site marking the sesquicentennial of the decision.

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