Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History: From the founding to 1896

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Author: Melvin I. Urofsky,Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195323115

Category: Law

Page: 596

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Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Third Edition, is a two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's successful text, A March of Liberty, Second Edition. Organized chronologically, this documents reader skillfully weaves together constitutional and legal history, offering students a mix of both frequently cited and lesser-known--but equally important--historical documents and court decisions that have been instrumental in shaping the nation's constitutional development. The editors provide an introduction to each document, which summarizes its significance and places it within its historical context. Each introduction is followed by a brief list of suggestions for further reading. Both volumes contain the complete text of the U.S. Constitution for ease of reference. The third edition has been updated to include both newly significant documents from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and many recent legal documents of significance, from the latest Supreme Court decisions up through the recent Guantanamo Bay controversy. In addition, the introductions have been revised and the suggested reading sections have been updated to reflect recent scholarship. For the first time, this edition will also include the voting records for each case and an appendix of U.S. Supreme court judges and their tenures. This reader is an essential resource for anyone studying U.S. Constitutional History and/or Law.

Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History: From the founding through the age of industrialization

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Author: Melvin I. Urofsky,Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195128703

Category: History

Page: 1065

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Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, 2/e, is a two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's successful text, A March of Liberty, 2/e. Organized chronologically, this documents reader skillfully weaves together constitutional and legal history, offering students a mix of both frequently cited and lesser-known-but equally important-historical documents and court decisions that have been instrumental in shaping the nation's constitutional development. The editors provide an introduction to each document, which summarizes its significance and places it within its historical context. Each introduction is followed by a brief list of suggestions for further reading. Both volumes contain the complete text of the U.S. Constitution for ease of reference. Now in its second edition, Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History has been updated to reflect the most recent constitutional and legal scholarship, including material on the latest Supreme Court decisions and the recent presidential election controversy. In addition, the introductory notes and suggested reading sections have also been revised. Volume I covers the period from colonization up through the age of industrialization. Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, 2/e, is an essential resource for courses in U.S. Constitutional history and legal history, as well as constitutional law courses in other disciplines.

Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History: From 1896 to the present

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Author: Melvin I. Urofsky,Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195323122

Category: History

Page: 1212

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Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Third Edition, is a two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's successful text, A March of Liberty, 2/e. Organized chronologically, this documents reader skillfully weaves together constitutional and legal history, offering students a mix of both frequently cited and lesser-known-but equally important-historical documents and court decisions that have been instrumental in shaping the nation's constitutional development. The editors provide an introduction to each document, which summarizes its significance and places it within its historical context. Each introduction is followed by a brief list of suggestions for further reading. Both volumes contain the complete text of the U.S. Constitution for ease of reference. The third edition has been updated to include both newly significant documents from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and many recent legal documents of significance, from the latest Supreme Courtdecisions up through the recent Guantanamo Bay controversy. In addition, the introductions have been revised and the suggested reading sections have been updated to reflect recent scholarship. For the first time, this edition will also include the voting records for each case and an appendix of U.S. Supreme court judges and their tenures. This reader is an essential resource for anyone studying U.S. Constitutional History and/or Law.

The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence

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Author: Jack N Rakove

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674036069

Category: History

Page: 354

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian serves as a guide to the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, providing historical contexts and offering interpretive commentary.

A Slaveholders' Union

Slavery, Politics, and the Constitution in the Early American Republic

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Author: George William Van Cleve

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226846695

Category: History

Page: 408

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After its early introduction into the English colonies in North America, slavery in the United States lasted as a legal institution until the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1865. But increasingly during the contested politics of the early republic, abolitionists cried out that the Constitution itself was a slaveowners’ document, produced to protect and further their rights. A Slaveholders’ Union furthers this unsettling claim by demonstrating once and for all that slavery was indeed an essential part of the foundation of the nascent republic. In this powerful book, George William Van Cleve demonstrates that the Constitution was pro-slavery in its politics, its economics, and its law. He convincingly shows that the Constitutional provisions protecting slavery were much more than mere “political” compromises—they were integral to the principles of the new nation. By the late 1780s, a majority of Americans wanted to create a strong federal republic that would be capable of expanding into a continental empire. In order for America to become an empire on such a scale, Van Cleve argues, the Southern states had to be willing partners in the endeavor, and the cost of their allegiance was the deliberate long-term protection of slavery by America’s leaders through the nation’s early expansion. Reconsidering the role played by the gradual abolition of slavery in the North, Van Cleve also shows that abolition there was much less progressive in its origins—and had much less influence on slavery’s expansion—than previously thought. Deftly interweaving historical and political analyses, A Slaveholders’ Union will likely become the definitive explanation of slavery’s persistence and growth—and of its influence on American constitutional development—from the Revolutionary War through the Missouri Compromise of 1821.

War and Liberty

An American Dilemma : 1790 to the Present

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Author: Geoffrey R. Stone

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393330045

Category: History

Page: 220

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An analysis of the challenges of preserving civil liberties in wartime by the national award-winning author of Perilous Times provides in-depth coverage of how constitutional rights have changed during the presidency of George W. Bush, in an account that also describes similar repressions of American civil liberties in times of war throughout history. Original.

A History of the Supreme Court

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Author: Bernard Schwartz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195093872

Category: History

Page: 465

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A comprehensive history of the United States Supreme Court from its ill-esteemed beginning in 1790 to one of the most important and controversial branches of the Federal government.

Liberty of Contract

Rediscovering a Lost Constitutional Right

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Author: David N. Mayer

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 1935308408

Category: Law

Page: 165

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Examines the history of the liberty of contract and shows how this right has been continuously diminished by court decisions and by our country's growing regulatory and welfare state.

Origins and Destinies

Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in America

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Author: Silvia Pedraza,Rubén G. Rumbaut

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 550

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This anthology is organized aroun the four basic waves of immigration (European, Latin American, Asian, and African).

Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History: From the age of industrialization to the present

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Author: Melvin I. Urofsky,Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195128727

Category: History

Page: 1065

View: 327

Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, 2/e, is a two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's successful text, A March of Liberty, 2/e. Organized chronologically, this documents reader skillfully weaves together constitutional and legal history, offering students a mix of both frequently cited and lesser-known-but equally important-historical documents and court decisions that have been instrumental in shaping the nation's constitutional development. The editors provide an introduction to each document, which summarizes its significance and places it within its historical context. Each introduction is followed by a brief list of suggestions for further reading. Both volumes contain the complete text of the U.S. Constitution for ease of reference. Now in its second edition, Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History has been updated to reflect the most recent constitutional and legal scholarship, including material on the latest Supreme Court decisions and the recent presidential election controversy. In addition, the introductory notes and suggested reading sections have also been revised. Volume II covers the period from the age of industrialization to the present. Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, 2/e, is an essential resource for courses in U.S. Constitutional history and legal history, as well as constitutional law courses in other disciplines.

Supreme Decisions, Combined Volume

Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact

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Author: Melvin I. Urofsky

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 081334736X

Category: History

Page: 448

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Supreme Decisions: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volumes 1 and 2, covers twenty-four Supreme Court cases (twelve per volume) that have shaped American constitutional law. Interpretive chapters shed light on the nuances of each case, the individuals involved, and the social, political, and cultural context at that particular moment in history. Discussing cases from nearly every decade in a two-hundred-year span, Melvin I. Urofsky expounds on the political climate of the United States from the country's infancy through the new millennium. Featuring Marbury v. Madison, Dred Scott v. Sandford, Miranda v. Arizona, Brown v. Board of Education, and many more, this text covers foundational rulings and more recent decisions. Written with students in mind, Melvin I. Urofsky's voice offers compelling and fascinating accounts of American legal milestones. Supreme Decisions can be purchased as a single combined volume or conveniently split into two volumes, providing a breadth of information for survey courses in U.S. Constitutional History.

Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

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Author: Brian McGinty

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 087140785X

Category: History

Page: 320

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The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight. In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, and the nation’s attention, absorbed by the Dred Scott case, was riveted by a new civil trial. Dramatically reenacting the Effie Afton case—from its unlikely inception, complete with a young Abraham Lincoln’s soaring oratory, to the controversial finale—this “masterful” (Christian Science Monitor) account gives us the previously untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.

Thomas Jefferson, Legal History, and the Art of Recollection

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Author: Matthew Crow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107161932

Category: History

Page: 297

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Through his discussion of Thomas Jefferson, historian Matthew Crow offers a new perspective on constitutional transformation in early American history.

A March of Liberty: From the founding to 1890

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Author: Melvin I. Urofsky,Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195126341

Category: History

Page: 576

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This work is an overview of American constitutional development, from the founding of the English colonies down through the decisions of the latest term of the Supreme Court. It offers a complete reference work that should be intelligible to the layperson as well as to the specialist.

University of Chicago Law Review: Symposium - Understanding Education in the United States

Volume 79, Number 1 - Winter 2012

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Author: University of Chicago Law Review

Publisher: Quid Pro Books

ISBN: 161027945X

Category: Law

Page: 464

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A leading law review now offers a quality eBook edition. This first issue of 2012 features articles and essays from internationally recognized legal and education scholars, including an extensive Symposium on understanding education and law in the United States. Topics include economic structures in education, teaching patriotism, charter and Catholic schools, Amish one-room schools, minority students, empirical work on religious schools, federalism, equal opportunity, and higher-education accreditation. In addition, the issue includes articles by Clayton Gillette on municipal bankruptcy and federalism, and Steven Horowitz on copyright law's asymetry, as well as a comment on wartime waivers. The issue serves, in effect, as an extensive book on cutting-edge issues of educational law and policy in the United States by renowned researchers in the field. It is presented in modern ebook formatting and features active Tables of Contents; linked footnotes and URLs; linked cross-references; and legible graphs.

Lines Drawn Upon the Water

First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands

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Author: Karl S. Hele

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554580048

Category: History

Page: 351

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Proceedings of a conference held at University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Feb. 11-12, 2005.

A March of Liberty

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Author: Melvin I. Urofsky,Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195220094

Category: History

Page: N.A

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University of Chicago Law Review: Volume 81, Number 4 - Fall 2014

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Author: University of Chicago Law Review

Publisher: Quid Pro Books

ISBN: 1610278585

Category: Law

Page: 686

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The University of Chicago Law Review's 4th issue of 2014 features articles and essays from recognized legal scholars, as well as extensive student research. Contents include: Articles: • The Legal Salience of Taxation, by Andrew T. Hayashi • Tax-Loss Mechanisms, by Jacob Nussim & Avraham Tabbach • Regulating Systemic Risk in Insurance, by Daniel Schwarcz & Steven L. Schwarcz • American Constitutional Exceptionalism Revisited, by Mila Versteeg & Emily Zackin Comments: • Bursting the Speech Bubble: Toward a More Fitting Perceived-Affiliation Standard, by Nicholas A. Caselli • Payments to Not Parent? Noncustodial Parents as the Recipients of Child Support, by Emma J. Cone-Roddy • Too Small to Fail: A New Perspective on Environmental Penalties for Small Businesses, by Nicholas S. Dufau • Understanding Equal Sovereignty, by Abigail B. Molitor • "Widespread" Uncertainty: The Exclusionary Rule in Civil-Removal Proceedings, by Michael J. O’Brien • Clogged Conduits: A Defendant's Right to Confront His Translated Statements, by Casen B. Ross • "Integral" Decisionmaking: Judicial Interpretation of Predispute Arbitration Agreements Naming the National Arbitration Forum, by Daniel A. Sito Volume 81, Number 4 also features Review Essays by Lisa Bernstein, Avery W. Katz, and Eyal Zamir, analyzing three recent books on contract law and theory.