Lincoln's Supreme Court

Lincoln's Supreme Court

by David Silver

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Overview

Lincoln's Supreme Court by David Silver

More than four decades after its initial publication this book is still the only one to focus exclusively on President Abraham Lincoln's role in modifying the Supreme Court membership to secure the power he needed to save the Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252067198
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 03/28/1998
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One. PATTERN FOR CONFLICT
1(13)
Chapter Two. INHERITED COURT
14(11)
Chapter Three. DECLARATIONS OF DEFIANCE
25(17)
Chapter Four. DISASTER STALKS
42(15)
Chapter Five. QUORUM AND MARKED SEAT
57(13)
Chapter Six. OUR MUTUAL FRIEND
70(13)
Chapter Seven. A PACKED COURT
83(11)
Chapter Eight. TANEY AND HIS BRETHREN
94(10)
Chapter Nine. THEIR GRAVEST DECISION
104(15)
Chapter Ten. MALICE AFORETHOUGHT
119(12)
Chapter Eleven. THREATS AND THREATS AGAIN
131(12)
Chapter Twelve. OTHER BATTLES IN ERMINE
143(13)
Chapter Thirteen. BUSINESS AS USUAL
156(11)
Chapter Fourteen. DUAL-ROLE JUSTICES
167(18)
Chapter Fifteen. AVALANCHE OF AMBITION
185(12)
Chapter Sixteen. REWARD FOR RIVALRY
197(13)
Chapter Seventeen. THE COURT UNDER CHASE
210(13)
Chapter Eighteen. TANEY ABSOLVED
223(14)
APPENDIX 237(4)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 241(10)
INDEX 251

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