John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court

John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court

by Richard Brookhiser


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465096220
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 679
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and the author of twelve books, including Founder's Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln; Alexander Hamilton; American; and Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

A Note on Spelling and Usage ix

Introduction John Marshall George Washington 1

Section I Early Life

Chapter 1 Soldier 11

Chapter 2 Lawyer 27

Chapter 3 Local Politician 41

Chapter 4 Diplomat, Congressman, Secretary of State 59

Section II Beleaguered Chief Justice

Chapter 5 The Case of the Missing Commission 77

Chapter 6 Impeachment 97

Chapter 7 Treason 107

Chapter 8 Corruption and Contracts 123

Section III Magisterial Chief Justice

Chapter 9 A Small College 137

Chapter 10 Bankers and Embezzlers 155

Chapter 11 Jewish Lottery Runners 169

Chapter 12 Steamboats and Commerce 181

Section IV Chief Justice: The Waning Years

Chapter 13 Slavers 195

Chapter 14 Bankrupts 211

Chapter 15 Cherokees 223

Chapter 16 Missionaries 237

Chapter 17 Bill of Rights 249

Legacy: Marshall, Jefferson, Lincoln 261

Acknowledgments 279

Notes 281

Bibliography 303

Index 309

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