In 1857 the Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that a slave could not sue for his freedom. Many call this ruling the worst Supreme Court decision of all time.Â
In this encore edition of River to River, listen back to host Ben Kieffer's conversation with Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum director Tom Schwartz. Â Schwartz explains the story behind the passage of the 13th Amendment which outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude.
The passage of the 13th Amendment which outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude almost didnâ€™t pass.Â Host Ben Kieffer speaks with historian Thomas Schwartz, one of the foremost experts on the Abraham Lincoln.