Cherokee Cases: The Confrontation of Law and Politics / Edition 1

Cherokee Cases: The Confrontation of Law and Politics / Edition 1

by Jill Norgren
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070471916

ISBN-13: 9780070471917

Pub. Date: 08/14/1995

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

THE CHEROKEE CASES is a legal history that examines two seminal Supreme Court cases of the early 1830s: Cherokee Nation v. Georgia and Worchester v. Georgia. Norgren's objective was to illuminate the role of these cases not only in legal doctrine,but,also in the political development of the Cherokee Republic and the United States of America. As such,this study…  See more details below

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THE CHEROKEE CASES is a legal history that examines two seminal Supreme Court cases of the early 1830s: Cherokee Nation v. Georgia and Worchester v. Georgia. Norgren's objective was to illuminate the role of these cases not only in legal doctrine,but,also in the political development of the Cherokee Republic and the United States of America. As such,this study should be of interest to students of legal history,United States constitutional law and political development,as well as to those with a more general interest in Native American and American Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070471917
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
08/14/1995
Series:
McGraw-Hill Case Studies in Constitutional History Series
Pages:
212

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction1
1Who Came First Was Not All That Mattered11
2Prelude to Litigation41
3The Age of Jackson63
4The Test of Cherokee Legal Rights Begins87
5A Decision on Indian Sovereignty112
Conclusion: The Life of Landmark Litigation142
Appendix IThe State v. George Tassels155
Appendix IIThe Cherokee Nation v. The State of Georgia165
Appendix IIISamuel A. Worcester v. The State of Georgia170
Endnotes187
Suggested Readings202
Index207

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