Theories of Race Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Theories of Race
An analysis of the case of "Dred Scott v. Stanford".
# 143156 | 2,000 words | 2 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in African-American Studies (Slavery) , Law (Historic Trials) , Sociology (General)

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The paper looks at the case of "Dred Scott v. Stanford" in 1857. It shows how the concept of race at the time was intimately connected to ideas of citizenship and human rights.

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"Although the concept of race is a relatively new phenomenon in western societies it has been a problematic one. This is because theories of race often raise difficult questions about equality, liberty, rights and the nature of property and ownership. To demonstrate this point we will examine one of the most famous cases in which race, rights and citizenship were in conflict. The case that will be examined is Dred Scott v. Standford(1857). In this case an African slave who moved with his master from the slave state of Missouri to the free state of Illinois and then to the Wisconsin Territory..."

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