History of the United States Supreme Court
A Modern Commentary and Analysis

By (author) George Conyne,Dr George Conyne

ISBN13: 9781441185181

Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic USA

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format: Hardback

Published: 01/06/2023

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This book provides a unique history of modern America told through the story of the U.S. Supreme Court. Recognizing the Court as both a legal and political institution, George Conyne introduces the reader to the principal methods of analysis of both political and legal history. The History of the United States Supreme Court sees the important events in the life of the Supreme Court interpreted in a way that demonstrates and explores its complex role in American life, including both the ways in which it has shaped the United States and how in turn it has been shaped by the nation it serves. This comprehensive text includes material on the Court's origins, the John Marshall years, the difficulties that arose from US expansion and the Civil War, the rise of corporations, the reform movements, civil liberties concerns, the clash over the New Deal, the civil rights movements, abortion and privacy, and many other key issues in American history. There are clear explanations of differing judicial analysis methodologies throughout as well as useful case studies, a glossary and a further reading list.
Acknowledgements Preface Introduction 1. The Early Court Emerges from the Constitutional Convention, 1787-1801 2. The Marshall Court and the Establishment of Power, 1801-1835 3. The Taney Court and National Expansion and War, 1835-64 4. The Court and the Challenges of the Post Civil War Order, 1864-1900 5. The Court and the 'Long Progressive Era', 1901-1933 6. The Court in 'Revolution', War and Peace, 1933-53 7. The Reform Court, 1954-74 8. The Court moves Forward, Backward and Halts, 1974-2010 Endnote on the Court's Present and Future Appendices Suggestions for Further Reading Index
  • History of the Americas
  • 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Professional & Vocational
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