The 1850s

Week 1

3. Moby Dick

Moby Dick was written by Herman Melville in 1851. Although the book initially was not very popular, during the 20th century it gained notoriety…
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16. Dred Scott

Dred Scott unsuccessfully sued for his and his wife’s freedom in the case Dred Scott v. Stanford (1857). The Dred Scott Decision was felt throughout the US…
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