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History of the Supreme Court of the United States

Volume 6. Reconstruction and Reunion, 1864–88

Part 1B


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

  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521769600

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  • Reconstruction and Reunion, 1864–1888, Part 1B is the second part of the sixth volume of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States. In these volumes, Charles Fairman examines the activity of the Supreme Court during the tenure of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, considering issues of procedure, doctrine, technicalities of pleading, and the precedents and consequences of the Court's work. The second of the two parts enumerates and examines specific issues that confronted the Supreme Court during this period, including the Legal Tender Act litigation, property confiscation and wartime private contracts in the South, and railroad bond-aid controversies. Part 1B also provides a comprehensive discussion of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments and the Civil Rights Act. The concluding chapter is a summation of Salmon P. Chase's chief justiceship and the significance of his tenure for the Supreme Court and its history.

    • A comprehensive history of the Supreme Court during a crucial period in the nation's history
    • In-depth discussion of the Court's decisions during this time, with special focus on the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments and civil rights
    • Now updated with a new general editor's foreword by Stanley N. Katz
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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521769600
    • length: 888 pages
    • dimensions: 239 x 162 x 54 mm
    • weight: 1.382kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    14. The Legal Tender Cases
    15. Consequences of the confederacy I: confiscation, clemency, and contracts
    16. Consequences of the confederacy II: the cotton tax, and a church schism
    17. Municipal bonds I: conflict in Iowa
    18. Municipal bonds II: from 1870
    19. The Thirteenth Amendment and the Civil Rights Act
    20. The Civil Rights Act reconsidered, and the Fourteenth Amendment
    21. Privileges of citizens of the United States: the Slaughter House Cases
    22. The Chief Justiceship of Chase
    Table of cases.

  • Author

    Charles Fairman, Stanford University
    Charles Fairman (1897–1988) was Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Harvard Law School. He was 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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