The new reference series, Landmark Events in U.S. History, uses both contributed essays from eminent scholars and excerpts of primary source documents with explanatory headnotes to focus on critical events in American political history and explain how it came about and why it continues to play such a vital role in the history and political evolution of the United States. The first three books in the series are Marbury versus Madison, The Louisiana Purchase, and The Declaration of Independence.
Marbury versus Madison combines documents and analytical essays timed for the bicentennial year (2003) of one of the most important Supreme Court cases. This timely collection will explain:
- the constitutional, political, philosophical background to judicial review
- the historical record leading to this landmark case
- the impact of the decision since 1803
- its impact on the world stage, especially for new and emerging democratic nations.
Also includes a listing of all the Supreme Court cases citing Marbury an annotated Marbury v. Madison.
About the Author
Mark A. Graber is professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. He has published more thatn two dozen scholarly articles in American political development, political theory, and constitutionalism and is the author of Rethinking Abortion: Equal Choice, the Constitution, and Reproductive Politics (1996); Tranforming Free Speech: The Ambiguous Legacy of Civil Libertarianism (1991); and Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil (forthcoming.)
Michael Perhac is pursuing his doctorate in government and politics at the University of Maryland, College Park.