Dred Scott One Hundred Years After

  title={Dred Scott One Hundred Years After},
  author={Carl Brent Swisher},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={167 - 183}
  • C. B. Swisher
  • Published 1 May 1957
  • History, Law
  • The Journal of Politics
SELDOM IN AMERICAN HISTORY has the name of a man as inconspicuous as Dred Scott became well known to millions, both in his own time and in future decades. Dred Scott was a Negro, a Negro slave, and from the scanty historical records it would appear that he was quite ordinary in that capacity. No record indicates outstanding intelligence or any burning desire to better his own position or the tragic position of his people or to take revenge on their masters. We have no evidence of fervor in the… 
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