A Chief Justice s Progress

Author: David Scott Robarge
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0313308586
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Shows how Chief Justice Marshall's childhood, military service, and his experiences as lawyer, legislator, politician, and diplomat shaped his character and influenced his constitutional views and eventual leadership of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court Justices

Author: Clare Cushman
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781452235349
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Supreme Court Justices: Illustrated Biographies, 1789–2012, Third Edition, provides a single-volume reference profiling every Supreme Court justice from John Jay through Elena Kagan. An original essay on each justice paints a vivid picture of his or her individuality as shaped by family, education, pre-Court career, and the times in which he or she lived. Each biographical essay also presents an overview of the justice’s jurisprudence, the major cases during his or her tenure, and the justice’s relationships with the other members of the Court. Essays are arranged in the order of the justices’ appointments. Lively anecdotes along with portraits, photographs, and political cartoons enrich the text and deepen readers’ understanding of the justices and the Court. The volume includes an extensive bibliography and is indexed for easy research access. New to this edition Foreword by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Updated essays on sitting or recently retired members of the court New biographies for Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Associate Justices Samuel A. Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan A revised listing of members of the Supreme Court with appointment and confirmation dates —as new documents have come to light, the editor has reassessed the dates of service of several of the justices An updated bibliography with key sources on the Supreme Court and the justices All-new images replace nearly one fourth of the illustrations in this edition There is no better reference than this updated new volume for insightful background and dynamic commentary on the individuals who have served on the Supreme Court of the United States. This is a vital reference work for researchers, students, and others interested in the Supreme Court’s past, present, and future. Editor Clare Cushman is director of publications for the Supreme Court Historical Society, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of the history of the Supreme Court of the United States. The society accomplishes its mission by conducting educational programs of interest to legal practitioners, scholars, and the general public by supporting historical research, publishing books, journals, and electronic materials and by collecting antiques and artifacts related to the Court’s history.

John Marshall and international law

Author: Frances Howell Rudko
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
ISBN: UOM:39015022270519
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Rudko examines the eight years prior to John Marshall's appointment to the Supreme Court, and argues that the knowledge he brought to his 80 Court opinions involving international law was obtained in these years.

Race and Liberty in the New Nation

Author: Eva Sheppard Wolf
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807131947
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

"By examining how ordinary Virginia citizens grappled with the vexing problem of slavery in a society dedicated to universal liberty, Eva Sheppard Wolf broadens our understanding of such important concepts as freedom, slavery, emancipation, and race in the early years of the American republic. She frames her study around the moment between slavery and liberty - emancipation - shedding new light on the complicated relations between whites and blacks in a slave society." "Wolf argues that during the post-Revolutionary period, white Virginians understood both liberty and slavery to be racial concepts more than political ideas. Through an in-depth analysis of archival records, particularly those dealing with manumission between 1782 and 1806, she reveals how these entrenched beliefs shaped both thought and behavior. In spite of qualms about slavery, white Virginians repeatedly demonstrated their unwillingness to abolish the institution." "The manumission law of 1782 eased restrictions on individual emancipation and made possible the liberation of thousands, but Wolf discovers that far fewer slaves were freed in Virginia than previously thought. Those who were emancipated posed a disturbing social, political, and even moral problem in the minds of whites. Where would ex-slaves fit in a society that could not conceive of black liberty? As Wolf points out, even those few white Virginians who proffered emancipation plans always suggested sending freed slaves to some other place. Nat Turner's rebellion in 1831 led to a public debate over ending slavery, after which discussions of emancipation in the Old Dominion largely disappeared as the eastern slaveholding elite tightened its grip on political power in the state." "This well-informed and carefully crafted book outlines important and heretofore unexamined changes in whites' views of blacks and liberty in the new nation. By linking the Revolutionary and antebellum eras, it shows how white attitudes hardened during the half-century that followed the declaration that "all men are created equal.""--BOOK JACKET.

Historical Dictionary of the U S Constitution

Author: Richard S. Conley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442271876
Release Date: 2016-08-16
Genre: Political Science

The Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Constitution contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key figures in the Founding, Supreme Court chief justices, explanations of the Articles and Amendments to the Constitution, and key Supreme Court cases. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the U.S. Constitution.

Thurgood Marshall

Author: Juan Williams
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307786128
Release Date: 2011-06-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This New York Times Notable Book of the Year, 1998, is now in trade paper. From the bestselling author of Eyes on the Prize, here is the definitive biography of the great lawyer and Supreme Court justice. From the Trade Paperback edition.

John Marshall

Author: Jean Edward Smith
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781466862319
Release Date: 2014-03-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A New York Times Notable Book of 1996 It was in tolling the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life "reads like an early history of the United States," as the Wall Street Journal noted, adding: Jean Edward Smith "does an excellent job of recounting the details of Marshall's life without missing the dramatic sweep of the history it encompassed."

Brand of Infamy

Author: Charles Pinnegar
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UVA:X004587408
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: History

Reexamines the life of reform-minded Virginian governor John Buchanan Floyd, once labeled a traitor and a coward for his views and actions during the Civil War.

Purity and Hygiene

Author: David J. Pivar
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UVA:X004592873
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

The social purity movement, a national movement in the 20th century, redirected efforts against neo-regulation, a modified state regulated prostitution. New York based neo-abolitionists merged with the American Social Hygiene Association by 1910. Pushed to the margins of power, purity reformers and their feminist allies worked for broad definitions of social hygiene with environmental implications while their opponents stressed eugenics and other hereditarian thought to narrow definitions. Pivar provides a comparative perspective that permits a critical perspective on the "American Plan."

Members of the Regiment

Author: Michele J. Nacy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313309981
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Frontier and pioneer life

Examining the lives of officers' wives who lived on the western frontier, this study challenges the notion that the western Army garrison was a male-only environment and widens the definition of frontier women to include those who experienced the west from within garrison walls.