Mrs. Dred Scott: A Life on Slavery's Frontier

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CONTENTS
Dramatis Personaeix
Introduction1
1.Wife of a Celebrity9
2.1835: Arriving on the Frontier13
3.Settling In21
4.Entertaining Guests at the Indian Agency31
5.Late Summer Harvest43
6.Wintering Over at St. Peter’s Agency52
7.Winters Deep58
8.1836: Spring and the Change of the Guard67
9.Celestial Explorers85
10.The Call of the Wood as a Prelude to Treaty96
11.1837: A Treaty Made before Her Eyes104
12.Marriage: Together Alone115
13.Traveling the Length of the River127
14.A New Baby in a New Land137
15.The Deteriorating Community145
16.Battles and Baptisms154
17.Taliaferro’s Last Stand162
18.Leaving Minnesota and Its New Tribunals168
19.While the Doctor Was Away: St. Louis, 1840–43176
20.The House of Chouteau188
21.Black Social Life of St. Louis193
22.The Doctor Returns200
23.1843 Interlude: Jefferson Barracks between Wars of National Expansion205

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