More than half a century ago the Permanent Committee on the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise decided that its principal purpose would be to commission a multi-volume work that would become a definitive history of the Supreme Court of the United States. Originally published by Macmillan, these volumes are being reprinted by Cambridge University Press with a new foreword by the General Editor, Stanley N. Katz. The project has developed into a thirteen-volume series, of which eleven volumes are currently available as part of this set. These volumes include: Vol. 1: Antecedents and Beginnings to 1801, by Julius Goebel, Jr. Vol. 2: Foundations of Power: John Marshall, 1801-35, by George Lee Haskins and Herbert A Johnston Vols. 3&4: The Marshall Court and Cultural Change, 1815-35, by G. Edward White Vol. 5: The Taney Period, by Carl B. Swisher. Vol. 6, Part 1A: Reconstruction and Reunion, 1864-1888 Vol. 6, Part 1B: Reconstruction and Reunion, 1864-1888 Vol. 7: Reconstruction and Reunion, 1864-1888 Supplement to Vol. 7: Five Justices and the Electoral Commission of 1877 Vol. 8: Troubled Beginnings of the Modern State, 1888-1910 by Owen M. Fiss Vol. 9: The Judiciary and Responsible Government, 1910-21, by Alexander M. Bickle and Benno C. Schmidt. Vol. 12: The Stone-Vinson Court and the Birth of the Modern Constitution, 1941-1953, by Willim M. Wiecek The Press plans to publish volumes 10, 11, and 13 within the next few years.
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Meet the Author
Julius Goebel Jr. (1892–1973) was George Welwood Murray Professor of Legal History, Columbia University School of Law. He was the author of numerous articles and books, including the classic Felony and Misdemeanor: A Study in the History of English Criminal Procedure (1937) and A History of the School of Law (1955). He co-authored Law Enforcement in Colonial New York: A Study in Criminal Procedure (1664–1776) (1944) and Cases and Other Materials on Domestic Relations (1952) and edited Cases and Materials on the Development of Legal Institutions (1929). Until his death in 1973, he was editing what became the five volumes of The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton (5 vols., 1964–80).
George Lee Haskins (1915–1991) was Algernon Sydney Biddle Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He wrote more than 80 articles and authored several books, including his magisterial Law and Authority in Early Massachusetts (1960). Earlier, Haskins authored Estates Arising From the Marriage Relationship and Their Characteristics (1952), The Growth of English Representative Government (1948), and The Statute of York and the Interest of the Commons (1935), and he co-authored the Pennsylvania Fiduciary Guide (1957).
Herbert A. Johnson is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Chief Justiceship of John Marshall, 1801–1935 (1997), American Legal and Constitutional History: Cases and Materials (1994), John Jay, Colonial Lawyer (1989), and Essays on New York Colonial Legal History (1981). Most recently, he authored Wingless Eagle: U.S. Army Aviation through World War I (2001).
G. Edward White is David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. He is the author of numerous articles and books, most recently History and the Constitution: Collected Essays (2007), Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (2006), The Constitution and the New Deal (2000), and Oliver Wendell Holmes: Sage of the Supreme Court (1999). He also edited The Common Law by Oliver Wendell Holmes (2009).
Charles Fairman (1897–1988) was Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the author of Volumes 6 and 7 of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the United States Supreme Court: Reconstruction and Reunion: 1864–1888. He was also the author of numerous articles and books, including The Law of Martial Rule (1930) and Mr. Justice Miller and the Supreme Court (1939). In 1948 he published his casebook, American Constitutional Decisions, and a year later, he published his classic article, 'Does the Fourteenth Amendment Incorporate the Bill of Rights?'
Owen Fiss is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale University. Previously, he clerked for Thurgood Marshall and later for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. and served in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. His most recent books are The Law as it Could Be (2003), The Irony of Free Speech (1998), and A Community of Equals (1999).
Vol. 1. Antecedents and Beginnings to 1801 Julius Goebel, Jr.; Vol. 2. Foundations of Power: John Marshall, 1801–35 George Lee Haskins and Herbert A. Johnston; Vols. 3 and 4. The Marshall Court and Cultural Change, 1815–35 G. Edward White; Vol. 5. The Taney Period Carl B. Swisher; Vol. 6. Part 1A. Reconstruction and Reunion, 1864–1888 Charles Fairman; Vol. 6. Part 1B. Reconstruction and Reunion, 1864–1888 Charles Fairman; Vol. 7. Reconstruction and Reunion, 1864–1888 Charles Fairman; Supplement to Vol. 7. Five Justices and the Electoral Commission of 1877 Charles Fairman; Vol. 8. Troubled Beginnings of the Modern State, 1888–1910 Owen M. Fiss; Vol. 9. The Judiciary and Responsible Government, 1910–21 Alexander M. Bickle and Benno C. Schmidt; Vol. 12. The Stone–Vinson Court and the Birth of the Modern Constitution, 1941–1953 William M. Wiecek.