ISBN-10:
067403242X
ISBN-13:
2900674032421
Pub. Date:
06/01/2009
Publisher:
Harvard
Lincoln and the Court

Lincoln and the Court

by Brian McGinty
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ISBN-13: 2900674032421
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Edition description: NE
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Brian McGinty is an attorney and writer specializing in American history and law.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 A Solemn Oath 12

2 Dred Scott 38

3 First Blood 65

4 Judges and Circuits 92

5 The Prizes 118

6 The Boom of Cannon 176

7 The Old Lion 193

8 A New Chief 212

9 A Law for Rulers and People 238

10 The Union Is Unbroken 265

11 History in Marble 292

Afterword: The Legacy 300

Notes 319

Bibliography 350

Acknowledgments 364

Index 365

"A Gallery of Justices" follows page 144

What People are Saying About This

McGinty's outstanding work on Lincoln's relationship with the Supreme Court has long been needed, and is especially trenchant as we deal anew with the limits of governmental power versus individual rights. McGinty brings a valuable background in law to this thoughtful and perceptive account of what Lincoln and the war did to and with the relationship between law and freedom.

William C. Davis

McGinty's outstanding work on Lincoln's relationship with the Supreme Court has long been needed, and is especially trenchant as we deal anew with the limits of governmental power versus individual rights. McGinty brings a valuable background in law to this thoughtful and perceptive account of what Lincoln and the war did to and with the relationship between law and freedom.
William C. Davis, author of Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour

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