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American Lawyers : Public Servants and the Development of a Nation.

Author: Paul Carrington
Publisher: Chicago, IL : American Bar Association, 2013.
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This book follows the development of the United States from the Founding Fathers through the twentieth century, looking through the eyes of the lawyers who shaped the country as they were shaped by it. Lawyers played many different roles in the design, development, and maintenance of democratic government in the United States, and American Lawyers contains vignettes of the participation of hundreds of lawyers in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carrington, Paul.
American Lawyers : Public Servants and the Development of a Nation.
Chicago, IL : American Bar Association, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Carrington
ISBN: 9781614383031 1614383030
OCLC Number: 960165703
Notes: Decisions Not to Secede: John Carlile and John Breckenridge.
Description: 1 online resource (1135 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; Contents; Prologue: The Romance of American Law; Part One: A Time for Courtship; Chapter One: Founding Lawyers: Enthroning Law as King; The Declaration as a Legal Text: Thomas Jefferson; Writing Constitutions to Empower Law Courts: James Madison; Ratification: Politics and the Bill of Rights; Disabling Legislatures; Empowering a Professional Elite; Democratizing the Courts: Trial by Jury; Training a Political Profession: George Wythe and St. George Tucker; A Skeptical Voice: Hugh Henry Brackenridge; Notes to Chapter 1. Chapter Two: Founding Lawyers as Partisans: Making the JudiciaryThe Advent of the Federalist Party: Alexander Hamilton and John Adams; The First Red Scare and Civil Liberties: William Cooper and Jedediah Peck; The Presidential Election of 1800; The Federalists' Judiciary: John Pickering and Samuel Chase; The Advent of the Supreme Court: John Marshall; The Trial of Ex-Vice President Aaron Burr; New England's Puritan Vision: Tapping Reeve's Apolitical Law; Partisanship and Professionalism in State Courts: Thomas McKean and Theodore Sedgwick; Another River Revisited; Notes to Chapter 2. Chapter Three: Lawyers Unifying a NationThe Supreme Court's Vision of Federal Law; America's Blackstone: James Kent; Defining Professional Ethics: David Hoffman and George Sharswood; The "American System" at Transylvania: Henry Clay and George Robertson; Nullifiers: John Calhoun and Thomas Cooper; Harvard Law: Nathan Dane and Joseph Story; Spreading the Word: Timothy Walker; Europe as a Mirror: Francis Lieber; Notes to Chapter 3; Chapter Four: Lawyers for Equal Rights for All Citizens; The Politics of Barnburners: Jacksonians and Martin Van Buren. The Right to Vote in Rhode Island: Thomas W. DorrPopular Law Reform in New York: David Dudley Field; Egalitarian Theory: Frederick Grimké; The Workplace: Rights for Workers?; The Outskirts of Law; Rights for Settlers in Mexico: Stephen F. Austin and Samuel Houston; Equal Rights for Native Americans? William Wirt; Law for Landowners and Gold Miners in California; Equal Rights for Women?; Notes to Chapter 4; Part Two: Time of Fracture, and Perhaps Divorce; Chapter Five: Lawyers and the Issue of Slavery; The Founders and Emancipation: St. George Tucker's Plan. The Cotton Culture: Thomas Ruffin and James Henry HammondRights for Freedmen: John Mercer Langston; Colonization: James G. Birney and Simon Greenleaf; Abolitionism: Charles Sumner and Preston Brooks; Rights for Owners of Fugitive Slaves: Thaddeus Stevens; The Issues of "Free Soil" and "Citizenship": James Buchanan, Jr., and Roger B. Taney; The Debates: Stephen Douglas and Abraham Lincoln; Harper's Ferry: The Case of John Brown; Notes to Chapter 5; Chapter Six: Lawyers at War with One Another; Decisions to Secede: Andrew Magrath and Alexander Stephens.

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This book follows the development of the United States from the Founding Fathers through the twentieth century, looking through the eyes of the lawyers who shaped the country as they were shaped by it. Lawyers played many different roles in the design, development, and maintenance of democratic government in the United States, and American Lawyers contains vignettes of the participation of hundreds of lawyers in diverse events of significance that occurred between 1775 and 2000.

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