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Lincoln and the Court

Author: Brian McGinty
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
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In a meticulously researched and engagingly written narrative, Brian McGinty rescues the story of Abraham Lincoln and the Supreme Court from long and undeserved neglect, recounting the compelling history of the Civil War president's relations with the nation's highest tribunal and the role it played in resolving the agonizing issues raised by the conflict. Lincoln was, more than any other president in the nation's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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McGinty, Brian.
Lincoln and the Court.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007028163
(OCoLC)154669158
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian McGinty
ISBN: 9780674040823 0674040821 9780674032422 067403242X
OCLC Number: 438770295
Description: 1 online resource (375 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A solemn oath --
Dred Scott --
First blood --
Judges and circuits --
The prizes --
The boom of Cannon --
The old lion --
A new chief --
A law for rulers and people --
The union is unbroken --
History in marble --
Afterward : The legacy.
Other Titles: Lincoln & the Court
Responsibility: Brian McGinty.

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