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ISBN-13: 978-0199754083
ISBN-10: 019975408X
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In a remarkable act of historical recovery, VanderVelde resurrects the life of Harriet Scott. Martha A. Sandweiss, The Washington Post

About the Author

Lea VanderVelde is Josephine Witte Professor of Law at the University of Iowa. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (October 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019975408X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199754083
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.3 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #599,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Louie VanReed on April 3, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Erase what you think you know about slavery, the Western frontier, the politics and the people who lived our history during the forty years prior to the Civil War, and do yourself a favor. Read this book. Ten years in the making, author Lea VanderVelde may well have written what is beyond any doubt the most important and thorough work on the personal lives of Harriet and Dred Scott that exists today. Ms. VanderVelde goes where few authors of historic works dare to go; she lifts her subjects from the text and revives them into the context of the events going on around them, balancing her meticulous research with insight and logic to draw some of the most realistic, moving, uncomfortable, and absorbing portraits of Harriet, Dred, Major Lawrence Taliaferro, John Emerson and others that I have ever had the pleasure to read. Her writing style is fluid, involving, and conveys her passion and commitment to telling Dred and Harriet's story the way it should be told. I had to put it down every few pages and step away to digest the implications of what I was reading. A surprising work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mimjo on September 24, 2010
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We learn more than I thought possible about Dred Scott's wife. Vandervelde has assembled a picture of her life by delving deeply into the social and political history of her times. fascinating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Bates on July 10, 2014
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I haven't finished the book, but it's well-written and fascinating: Not only a glimpse of a slave's life in a Northern household, but also of life at the leading edge of the frontier in Minnesota. Recommended for anybody who likes American history.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lorraine Jacobs on November 23, 2014
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It was more than I expected! Wonderful information....Great research in this.
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