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Henry Clay the lawyer

Author: Maurice G Baxter
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though he was best known as a politician, Henry Clay maintained an active legal practice for more than fifty years. He was a leading contributor both to the early development of the U.S. legal system and to the interaction between law and politics in pre-Civil War America.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Baxter, Maurice G. (Maurice Glen), 1920-
Henry Clay the lawyer.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000
(OCoLC)607418978
Online version:
Baxter, Maurice G. (Maurice Glen), 1920-
Henry Clay the lawyer.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000
(OCoLC)607731028
Named Person: Henry Clay; Henry Clay; Henry Clay, Politiker.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice G Baxter
ISBN: 0813121477 9780813121475
OCLC Number: 41482263
Description: x, 141 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Legal Scene --
Early Practice --
Economic Issues --
Banking --
Nonconstitutional Business --
Slavery --
Table of Clay's Cases.
Responsibility: Maurice G. Baxter.

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Henry Clay was a lawyer in pre-Civil war America, he argued many precedent setting cases, some of them before the U.S. supreme court. He specialized in property law at a time when this included  Read more...

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-A useful little book, demonstrating Clay's legal prowess, often ignored, and the political and monetary success it brought him.- -- Virginia Quarterly Review

 
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