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History of the Supreme Court of the United States

Volume 7. Reconstruction and Reunion, 1864–88

Part 2

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Part of Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States

  • Date Published: November 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521769181

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  • With this seventh volume of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States, Charles Fairman completes his study of the Supreme Court in the post–Civil War period of 1864–88. In the previous volume, Fairman covered the Chief Justiceship of Salmon P. Chase; the present volume deals with the tenure of Morrison R. Waite, President Grant’s fifth choice for the office. Fairman explores the significance of the Court’s tentative first steps on the unending road of decisions designed to clarify and resolve some of the most persistent issues of American public law, and of a national common market. Fairman identifies the reconciliation between North and South as the most pressing issue during the Reconstruction. Accordingly, the Court was forced to mediate between the new liberties proclaimed by the post–Civil War amendments and enforcement measures and the structure of the federal system bequeathed to it by the Founders of the Republic.

    • Written by a foremost expert in the Supreme Court during this period with an updated foreword from the General Editor, Professor Stanley Katz
    • A very comprehensive study of the Court during a crucial period in its development and in the history of the United States
    • Touches on important issues of states' rights, civil rights, race relations, the national common market, and the federal system
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    • Date Published: November 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521769181
    • length: 858 pages
    • dimensions: 240 x 160 x 51 mm
    • weight: 1.37kg
    • contains: 34 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Grant finds a Chief Justice
    2. Waite, C.J., joins the court
    3. Legislation to enforce the post-war amendments:
    1866-72
    4. The Civil Rights Act of 1875
    5. Judicial response to the new legislation I: difficulties at the threshold
    6. Judicial response to the new legislation II: Minor, Reese, and Cruikshank
    7. Public aid to railroads
    eminent domain
    and rate regulation: the Granger cases
    8. Extension of federal jurisdiction
    9. Decisions on the enforcement statutes (1880)
    10. The renewal of the court
    11. The civil rights cases (1883)
    12. The Pacific Railroad and the public domain
    13. The commerce clause
    14. The court and the police power
    15. Reviewing the conduct of government
    16. The court and the law of nations
    17. The close of an epoch.

  • Author

    Charles Fairman, Stanford University, California
    Charles Fairman (1897–1988) was Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the author of Volumes 6 and 7 of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the United State Supreme Court Reconstruction and Reunion: 1864–1888. He was also the author of numerous articles and books, including The Law of Martial Rule (1930) and Mr. Justice Miller and the Supreme Court (1939). In 1948 he published his casebook, American Constitutional Decisions, and a year later, he published his classic article, 'Does the Fourteenth Amendment Incorporate the Bill of Rights?'

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