The Resource Dred Scott's advocate : a biography of Roswell M. Field, Kenneth C. Kaufman

Dred Scott's advocate : a biography of Roswell M. Field, Kenneth C. Kaufman

Label
Dred Scott's advocate : a biography of Roswell M. Field
Title
Dred Scott's advocate
Title remainder
a biography of Roswell M. Field
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth C. Kaufman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Told through the eyes of the brilliant attorney and plaintiff who participated in this historic courtroom drama, this story re-creates the suspense of more than a decade of litigation, as Dred Scott maneuvered his way through an often hostile American judicial system in the hope of achieving his freedom. Field took the case from Missouri all the way to the United States Supreme Court, whose decision against Scott set off a national furor, helped elect Abraham Lincoln president, and was a major event contributing to the outbreak of the Civil War."--BOOK JACKET. "Kaufman vitalizes the often dull official law records and brings to life those who once participated in this famous legal drama. He puts Field and Scott at center stage and convincingly shows why Field is remembered not for his professional services to prominent St. Louis landowners who paid him well, but for helping the untutored black slave who paid him nothing."--BOOK JACKET. "Little has been known about this noteworthy Missourian, but the author's skillful reading of his sources allows a thoughtful and revealing portrait of Field and makes a compelling case for his importance in history. Dred Scott's Advocate effectively shows that the antislavery and proslavery forces fought their battles in the nation's judicial chambers before they fought them with guns and cannons at Chickamauga, Manassas, Shiloh, and Gettysburg. This well-written and engaging story of Field, Scott, and the Dred Scott case will be of interest to all readers of American, African American, and legal history."--BOOK JACKET
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaufman, Kenneth C.
Dewey number
  • 342.73/087
  • B
  • 347.30287
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF368.F52
LC item number
K38 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Missouri biography series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Field, R.M.
  • Scott, Dred
  • Lawyers
Target audience
adult
Label
Dred Scott's advocate : a biography of Roswell M. Field, Kenneth C. Kaufman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-256) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780826210920
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96023848
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM34894421
  • CARL034894421
Label
Dred Scott's advocate : a biography of Roswell M. Field, Kenneth C. Kaufman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-256) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780826210920
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96023848
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM34894421
  • CARL034894421

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