The Great Yazoo Lands Sale: The Case of Fletcher v. Peck

The Great Yazoo Lands Sale: The Case of Fletcher v. Peck

by Charles F. Hobson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780700623310
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 10/21/2016
Series: Landmark Law Cases and American Society Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 609,354
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Charles F. Hobson is the author of The Great Chief Justice: John Marshall and the Rule of Law, also from Kansas. For many years, he was on the staff of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture at the College of William and Mary, where he produced the scholarly editions of The Papers of John Marshall and St. George Tucker’s Law Reports. He was also resident scholar at the William and Mary School of Law.

Table of Contents

Editors' Preface
1. Georgia Sells Its Western Lands
2. Georgia Rescinds the Yazoo Sale
3. New England Purchasers Become Yazoo Claimants
4. FletcherSues Peck; Congress Debates Yazoo
5. The contract Clause, Voted Rights, and First Argument, 1809
6. The Supreme Court Decides Fletcher; Congress Indemnifies Claimants
7. The Marshall Court and the Contract Clause after Fletcher
Bibliographical Essay

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