Supreme Decisions, Volume 2: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volume Two: Since 1896

Supreme Decisions, Volume 2: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volume Two: Since 1896

by Melvin I. Urofsky
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813347335

ISBN-13: 9780813347332

Pub. Date: 02/28/2012

Publisher: Westview Press


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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813347332
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Volume 2: Since 1896

C h a p t e r t w e l v e
The Case of the Almost-White Traveler:
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

C h a p t e r t h i r t e e n
The Case of the Stubborn Baker:
Lochner v. New York (1905)

C h a p t e r f o u r t e e n
The Case of the Gentle Anarchist:
Abrams v. United States (1919)

C h a p t e r f i f t e e n
The Case of the High-Tech Bootlegger:
Olmstead v. United States (1928)

C h a p t e r s i x t e e n
The Four Horsemen’s Last Ride:
The New Deal Cases (1930s)

C h a p t e r s e v e n t e e n
The Case of the Conscientious Schoolchildren:
The Flag-Salute Cases (1940 and 1943)

C h a p t e r e i g h t e e n
The Case of Too-Long-Delayed Equality:
Brown v. Board of Education (1954 and 1955)

C h a p t e r n i n e t e e n
The Case of the Robust Press:
New York Times v. Sullivan (1964)

C h a p t e r t w e n t y
The Case of the Uninformed Rapist:
Miranda v. Arizona (1966)

C h a p t e r t w e n t y o n e
The Case That Aroused Great Passions:
Roe v. Wade (1973)

C h a p t e r t w e n t y t w o
Coming Out of the Closet and into the Courts:
The Gay Rights Cases (1986–2003)

C h a p t e r t w e n t y t h r e e
The Constitution Besieged:
The War on Terror Cases (2000s)

Constitution of the United States
Glossary
Index

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