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|Named Person:||John Marshall; John Marshall|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
R Kent Newmyer
|Description:||xviii, 511 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Young man of the revolution --
Judicial statesman in the making : law and politics in the 1790s --
Marshall, Jefferson, and the rise of the Supreme Court --
Republican judge as Lockean liberal --
Constitutional law for a new nation --
Embattled chief --
Conservative nationalist in the age of Jackson.
|Series Title:||Southern biography series.|
|Responsibility:||R. Kent Newmyer.|
"Newmyer unfolds Marshall's early Virginia years - his Americanization in Fauquier County before the Revolution, his decision to fight for independence as "a principled soldier," and his emergence as a constitutional nationalist in the 1780s. Marshall's experinence as a Federalist politician and a leading Virginia lawyer during the turbulent partisan decade of the 1790s, Newmyer argues, defined his ideas about judicial review and the role of the Supreme Court as a curb on party-based, states' rights radicalism."--BOOK JACKET.