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Supreme Decisions, Volume 1: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volume One: To 1896
     

Supreme Decisions, Volume 1: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volume One: To 1896

by Melvin I. Urofsky
 

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ISBN-10: 0813347319

ISBN-13: 9780813347318

Pub. Date: 02/28/2012

Publisher: Avalon Publishing


Supreme Decisions: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volumes 1 and 2, covers twenty-four Supreme Court cases (twelve per volume) that have shaped American constitutional law. Interpretive chapters shed light on the nuances of each case, the individuals involved, and the social, political, and cultural context at that particular moment

Overview


Supreme Decisions: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volumes 1 and 2, covers twenty-four Supreme Court cases (twelve per volume) that have shaped American constitutional law. Interpretive chapters shed light on the nuances of each case, the individuals involved, and the social, political, and cultural context at that particular moment in history. Discussing cases from nearly every decade in a two-hundred-year span, Melvin I. Urofsky expounds on the political climate of the United States from the country's infancy through the new millennium. Featuring Marbury v. Madison, Dred Scott v. Sandford, Miranda v. Arizona, Brown v. Board of Education, and many more, this text covers foundational rulings and more recent decisions. Written with students in mind, Melvin I. Urofsky's voice offers compelling and fascinating accounts of American legal milestones.

Supreme Decisions can be purchased as a single combined volume or conveniently split into two volumes, providing a breadth of information for survey courses in U.S. Constitutional History.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813347318
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Volume 1: To 1896

C h a p t e r o n e
The Case of the Disappointed Office-Seeker:
Marbury v. Madison (1803)

C h a p t e r t w o
The Case of the Larcenous Cashier:
M’Culloch v. Maryland (1819)

C h a p t e r t h r e e
The Case of the Rival Steamboat Operators:
Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)

C h a p t e r f o u r
The Case of the Missionary to the Cherokee:
Worcester v. Georgia (1832)

C h a p t e r f i v e
The Case of the Zealous Slave Catcher:
Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842)

C h a p t e r s i x
The Case of the Slave Who Would Be Free:
Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

C h a p t e r s e v e n
The Case of the Antiwar Agitator:
Ex parte Milligan (1866)

C h a p t e r e i g h t
The Case of the New Orleans Butchers: The
Slaughterhouse Cases (1873)

C h a p t e r n i n e
The Case of the Woman Who Wanted to Be a Lawyer:
Bradwell v. Illinois (1873)

C h a p t e r t e n
The Case of the Devout Bigamist:
Reynolds v. United States (1879)

C h a p t e r e l e v e n
The Case of the Reluctant Strike Leader:
In re Debs (1895)

C h a p t e r t w e l v e
The Case of the Almost-White Traveler:
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

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