Skip to main content
MNHS Library Custom Header

Dred Scott: Slave in a Free Territory: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles

Search for Secondary Sources at MNHS


"Mrs. Dred Scott," by Lea VanderVelde and Sandhya Subramanian.
In Yale Law Journal, vol. 106, no. 4 (Jan. 1997): pp. 1033-1122.
MNHS call number: KF4545.S5 V36 1997

Harriet Scott (Mrs.Dred Scott), 1857


Dred and Harriet Scott: A Family's Struggle for Freedom, by Gwenyth Swain.
St. Paul, Minn.: Borealis Books, 2004.
MNHS call number: Reading Room E444.S38S93 2004, also available for purchase

African Americans in Minnesota, by David Vassar Taylor
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F615 .N4 T39 2002, also available for purchase

Dred Scott: From Fort Snelling to Freedom, by Jeffrey A. Hess.
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1975.
(No. 2 of Fort Snelling Chronicles)
MNHS call number: F612.H58 S65 no. 2 

"The Dred Scott Case: Dred Scott v. Sandford, 19 Howard 393," by Don E. Fehrenbacher.
In "Quarrels That Have Shaped the Constitution", pp. 86-99.
New York: Harper & Row, 1987.
MNHS call number: KF8742.A5 Q37 1987

Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History with Documents, by Paul Finkelman.
Boston: Bedford Books, 1997.
MNHS call number: KF4545.S F45 1997

Old Fort Snelling 1819-1858, by Marcus L. Hansen.
Minneapolis: Ross & Haines, 1958.
MNHS call number: F612.H58S6.H2 1958

MNHS Reference Staff

reading room bookshelves

Contact Us:


Email Us

Visit our Main Website

Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
Tuesday: 9am to 8pm • Wed. to Sat.: 9am to 4pm • Sunday & Monday: Closed • Holiday Hours