100 Americans Making Constitutional History: A Biographical History


100 Americans Making Constitutional History: A Biographical History presents profiles of key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Each profile reveals the human side of these cases, from the early republic to the present.
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100 Americans Making Constitutional History: A Biographical History presents profiles of key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Each profile reveals the human side of these cases, from the early republic to the present.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568027999
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 418
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Jacob Abrams : free speech 1
Allan Paul Bakke : the problem of affirmative action 3
Daisy Bates : the fight for civil rights in Arkansas 5
Robert Mack Bell : a civil rights success story 7
Berea College : the education of African Americans 9
William Bingham : the fruits of enterprise 12
Sherman Booth : the fight against slavery 14
Elias C. Boudinot : Cherokee tobacco enterprises 16
Myra Bradwell : women in the legal profession 18
Harry Bridges : free speech and union rights 20
Linda Brown : the fight for educational equality 22
Porter L. Brown : the farmer who stood up to the state 24
Carrie Buck : the eugenics movement in America 27
Drew Caminetti and Maury Diggs : love and the Mann act 29
Jagdish Chadha : tortuous path to citizenship 32
Walter Chaplinsky : the freedom to proselytize 34
Joseph Cinque : the thirty "Amistads" 36
Nancy Cruzan : the right to die 38
James Dale : his ousting from the Boy Scouts 40
Eugene Debs : homegrown radicalism 42
Eugene Dennis : the Red scare and the American Communist Party conspiracy 44
Joshua DeShaney : the limits of the law 46
Steven Engel and Lawrence Roth : school prayer 48
Susan Epperson : the battle over Evolution 51
Robinson Everett : racial redistricting in North Carolina 53
A. Ernest Fitzgerald : blowing the whistle on waste in the Pentagon 55
Curt Flood : major league baseball 57
Larry Flynt : freedom of the press 60
Fong Yue Ting : the Chinese campaign for civil rights 62
Willie Francis : the failed electric chair 64
Leo Frank : the tragic victim of due process 66
Sharron Frontiero : the struggle for gender equality 69
Robert Fulton : the steamboat monopoly 71
William Furman : the (temporary) abolition of the death penalty 73
Myra Clark Gaines : the New Orleans claimant 75
Elmer Gertz : the definition of libel 77
Clarence Earl Gideon : the right to counsel 79
Benjamin Gitlow : radical leader to fallen-away communist 81
Lillian Gobitas : freedom of religion 84
Emma Goldman : perils of an American radical 86
Estelle Griswold : the right to privacy 88
Morton Halperin : the invasion of family privacy 90
Michael Hardwick : the battle for gay rights 92
Hugh Hefner : the right to sexual expression 94
James Hill : privacy and the press 96
Gordon Hirabayashi : Japanese American internment 98
Jane E. Hodgson : the fight for legal abortion 100
Ann Hopkins : making partner the hard way 102
Ishmael Jaffree : a passion for nonconformity 104
Gregory Lee Johnson : the flag burning controversy 107
Paul E. Johnson : affirmative action 109
Paula Jones : the trial of a president 111
Jo Carol LaFleur : equal rights for women in the workplace 113
Dietrich Loewe : the labor trust 115
Lone Wolf : the theft of Indian land 117
The lovings : living as man and wife 119
Martin Luther : popular sovereignty 122
Douglas Clyde Macintosh : selective conscientious objection 124
William Marbury : futile quest 126
John Marshall : the disposition of Lord Fairfax's lands 128
Norma McCorvey : reproductive freedom 130
James William McCulloh : the second bank of the United States 133
Lambdin P. Milligan : constitutional rights in wartime 135
Virginia Minor : women's fight for suffrage 137
Ernesto Mirand : the man behind the warnings 139
David Neagle : trigger man for a tragedy 141
Jay Near : freedom of the press 144
Leo Nebbia : protest against price-fixing 145
Lawrence A. Nixon : the all-white primary 148
Richard M. Nixon : the watergate tapes 150
Clarence Norris : racism in the Depression South 152
Thomas M. Patterson : criticism of the courts 154
Ernesto Pichardo : the practice of Santeria 157
Homer Plessy : validation of Jim Crow 159
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. : a defiant and flawed hero 161
Cecil Roy Price : Mississippi "justice" in the 1960s 163
Timothy E. Quill : physician-assisted suicide 165
Kim Rawlinson : job discrimination 167
Sally Reed : women's rights before the law 169
George Reynolds : the Mormon claim for plural marriage 171
Demetrio Rodriguez : the battle over school funding 173
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg : atomic espionage 175
Dred Scott : fight for freedom from slavery 177
Mack Claude Screws : justice in Baker County 180
Daniel Seeger : the meaning of pacifism 182
Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher : the fight for equal education 184
Al Smith : the free exercise of religion 187
L. B. Sullivan : Alabama in the 1960s 189
Darius and Vera Swann : the desegregation of Southern schools 191
Mary Beth Tinker : free speech for students 193
Pat Tornillo : freedom of the press 195
Clement L. Vallandingham : political opposition in the Civil War 197
William Warley : a leader ahead of his time 200
Henry Wheaton and Richard Peters : "owning" the law 202
Charlotte Anita Whitney : free speech for radicals 205
Peg-leg Williams : emigrant agent 207
Samuel Worcester : the fight for Cherokee rights 209
Tomoyuki Yamashita : war crimes trials 212
Yick Wo : racial discrimination in the Dai Fou 214
Jonas Yoder : the preservation of Amish culture 216
App Constitution of the United States 221
App Thumbnail sketch of the Supreme Court's history 230
App Summaries of litigants' cases 233
App The Justices 250
App How to read a court citation 270
App Online sources of decisions 271
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