'Heroes . . . who lost the fight': Lea VanderVelde on Dred Scott

'Heroes . . . who lost the fight': Lea VanderVelde on Dred Scott

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Monday, May 12, 2014
Dred Scott

UI law professor Lea VanderVelde says the circumstances that led Dred Scott to sue for freedom and then to stick with the litigation for eleven years, finally culminating at the Supreme Court, can be attributed to three different sets of factors: geography, local law, and hidden parties.

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