History of the Supreme Court of the United States, Volume 6: Reconstruction and Reunion, 18644

History of the Supreme Court of the United States, Volume 6: Reconstruction and Reunion, 18644

by Charles Fairman
ISBN-10:
0521769302
ISBN-13:
9780521769303
Pub. Date:
12/31/2009
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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History of the Supreme Court of the United States, Volume 6: Reconstruction and Reunion, 18644

Reconstruction and Reunion, 1864-1888, Part 1B is the second part of the sixth volume of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States. In these volumes, Charles Fairman examines the activity of the Supreme Court during the tenure of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, considering issues of procedure, doctrine, technicalities of pleading, and the precedents and consequences of the Court's work. The second of the two volumes enumerates and examines specific issues that confronted the Supreme Court during this period, including the Legal Tender Act litigation, property confiscation and wartime private contracts in the South, and railroad bond-aid controversies. Part 1B also provides a comprehensive discussion of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments and the Civil Rights Act. The concluding chapter is a summation of Salmon P. Chase's chief justiceship and the significance of his tenure for the Supreme Court and its history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521769303
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2009
Series: Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States Series
Pages: 702
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Charles Fairman (1897-1988) was Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Harvard Law School. He was 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?'

Table of Contents

14. The Legal Tender Cases; 15. Consequences of the confederacy I: confiscation, clemency, and contracts; 16. Consequences of the confederacy II: the cotton tax, and a church schism; 17. Municipal bonds I: conflict in Iowa; 18. Municipal bonds II: from 1870; 19. The Thirteenth Amendment and the Civil Rights Act; 20. The Civil Rights Act reconsidered, and the Fourteenth Amendment; 21. Privileges of citizens of the United States: the Slaughter House Cases; 22. The Chief Justiceship of Chase; Table of cases.

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