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Dred Scott v. Sandford: Primary Documents in American History

Digital Collections

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of primary source materials associated with the Dred Scott decision and its aftermath, including manuscripts, newspaper articles, legal documents, and pamphlets. Provided below is a link to the home page for each relevant digital collection along with selected highlights.

Abraham Lincoln Papers

Selected highlight from this collection:

Frederick Douglass Papers

Selected highlights from this collection:

Today in History

U.S. Reports

Selected highlight from this collection:

Words and Deeds in American History