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The Supreme Court : an essential history

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer; Williamjames Hoffer; N E H Hull
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
For more than two centuries, the U.S. Supreme Court has provided a battleground for nearly every controversial issue in our nation's history. Now a veteran team of talented historians--including the editors of the acclaimed Landmark Law Cases and American Society series--have produced the most readable, astute, and up-to-date single-volume history of this venerated institution, as engaging for general readers as it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoffer, Peter Charles, 1944-
Supreme Court.
Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Charles Hoffer; Williamjames Hoffer; N E H Hull
ISBN: 9780700615384 0700615385 9780700619894 0700619895
OCLC Number: 123539592
Description: ix, 491 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The origins of the U.S. Supreme Court --
The Jay and Ellsworth courts, 1789-1801 --
The Marshall court, 1801-1835 --
The Taney court, 1836-1864 --
The Chase court, 1864-1873 --
The Waite court, 1874-1888 --
The Fuller court, 1888-1910 --
The White court, 1910-1921 --
The Taft court, 1921-1930 --
The Hughes court, 1930-1941 --
The Stone court, 1941-1946 --
The Vinson court, 1946-1952 --
The Warren court, 1953-1969 --
The Burger court, 1969-1986 --
The Rehnquist court, 1986-2005.
Responsibility: Peter Charles Hoffer, Williamjames Hull Hoffer, N.E.H. Hull.
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Chronicles an institution that dramatically evolved from six men meeting in borrowed quarters to the most closely watched tribunal in the world. This book highlights essential issues, cases, and  Read more...


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A clear and comprehensive overview of the nation's most important court and the justices who have served on it.... Essential reading for anyone concerned with the history of this fascinating Read more...

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