The Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States Volume 6 Hardback Set: Volume 6 Set available in Hardcover
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The two volumes collectively entitled Reconstruction and Reunion, 1864-1888 comprise the sixth volume of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States. In these volumes, Charles Fairman examines the activity of the Supreme Court during the tenure of Chief Justices Salmon P. Chase and Morrison R. Waite, considering issues of procedure, doctrine, technicalities of pleading, and the precedents and consequences of the Court's work. The first of the two volumes is devoted to judicial politics and the internal history of the Court during the politically and constitutionally turbulent Reconstruction period. Fairman considers the Supreme Court's role in Reconstruction and its relationship to presidential and congressional Reconstruction policies. The second of the two volumes examines specific issues that confronted the Court during this period and provides a comprehensive discussion of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments and the Civil Rights Act. The concluding chapter is a summation of Salmon P. Chase's chief justiceship and the significance of his tenure for the Supreme Court and its history.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States Series|
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About the Author
Charles Fairman (1897-1988) was Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School. He was the author of numerous articles and books, including The Law of Martial Rule (1930) and Mr. Justice Miller and the Supreme Court (1939). In 1948 he published his casebook, American Constitutional Decisions, and a year later, he published his classic article, 'Does the Fourteenth Amendment Incorporate the Bill of Rights?'
Table of Contents
Vol. 6, Part 1A: 1. Chief Justice Chase; 2. The work of the Supreme Court; 3. Reconstruction - by Lincoln and by Johnson; 4. December term 1865: the current quickens; 5. The Milligan and Test Oath cases; 6. Congressional reconstruction: legislation - the Act of March 2, 1867; 7. Supplementary legislation: reflections; 8. The Court and congressional reconstruction: March to May 1867; 9. The background of further litigation; 10. Ex parte McCardle and Georgia v. Grant, Meade et al.; 11. Chief Justice Chase and the presidency, 1868; 12. Ex parte Yerger, and the close of congressional reconstruction; 13. A union of "indestructible states": Virginia v. West Virginia and Texas v. White. Vol. 6, Part 1B: 14. The Legal Tender Cases; 15. Consequences of the confederacy I: confiscation, clemency, and contracts; 16. Consequences of the confederacy II: the cotton tax, and a church schism; 17. Municipal bonds I: conflict in Iowa; 18. Municipal bonds II: from 1870; 19. The Thirteenth Amendment and the Civil Rights Act; 20. The Civil Rights Act reconsidered, and the Fourteenth Amendment; 21. Privileges of citizens of the United States: the Slaughter House Cases; 22. The Chief Justiceship of Chase; Table of cases.