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Supreme Decisions: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact, Volumes 1 and 2, covers twenty-four Supreme Court cases (twelve per volume) that have shaped American constitutional law. Interpretive chapters shed light on the nuances of each case, the individuals involved, and the social, political, and cultural context at that particular moment in history. Discussing cases from nearly every decade in a two-hundred-year span, Melvin I. Urofsky expounds on the political climate of the United States from the countrys infancy through the new millennium. Featuring Marbury v. Madison, Dred Scott v. Sandford, Miranda v. Arizona, Brown v. Board of Education, and many more, this text covers foundational rulings and more recent decisions. Written with students in mind, Melvin I. Urofskys voice offers compelling and fascinating accounts of American legal milestones.

Supreme Decisions can be purchased as a single combined volume or conveniently split into two volumes, providing a breadth of information for survey courses in U.S. Constitutional History.

Synopsis:

Compellingly written, accessible, and interpretive, Melvin I. Urofsky’s stories of major Supreme Court cases and the impact of each ruling on American constitutional law make a readable book for every student.

About the Author

Melvin I. Urofsky is professor emeritus of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of numerous books, including the award-winning Louis D. Brandeis: A Life.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: To 1896

C h a p t e r o n e

The Case of the Disappointed Office-Seeker:

Marbury v. Madison (1803)

C h a p t e r t w o

The Case of the Larcenous Cashier:

MCulloch v. Maryland (1819)

C h a p t e r t h r e e

The Case of the Rival Steamboat Operators:

Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)

C h a p t e r f o u r

The Case of the Missionary to the Cherokee:

Worcester v. Georgia (1832)

C h a p t e r f i v e

The Case of the Zealous Slave Catcher:

Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842)

C h a p t e r s i x

The Case of the Slave Who Would Be Free:

Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)

C h a p t e r s e v e n

The Case of the Antiwar Agitator:

Ex parte Milligan (1866)

C h a p t e r e i g h t

The Case of the New Orleans Butchers: The

Slaughterhouse Cases (1873)

C h a p t e r n i n e

The Case of the Woman Who Wanted to Be a Lawyer:

Bradwell v. Illinois (1873)

C h a p t e r t e n

The Case of the Devout Bigamist:

Reynolds v. United States (1879)

C h a p t e r e l e v e n

The Case of the Reluctant Strike Leader:

In re Debs (1895)

C h a p t e r t w e l v e

The Case of the Almost-White Traveler:

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

Volume 2: Since 1896

C h a p t e r t w e l v e

The Case of the Almost-White Traveler:

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

C h a p t e r t h i r t e e n

The Case of the Stubborn Baker:

Lochner v. New York (1905)

C h a p t e r f o u r t e e n

The Case of the Gentle Anarchist:

Abrams v. United States (1919)

C h a p t e r f i f t e e n

The Case of the High-Tech Bootlegger:

Olmstead v. United States (1928)

C h a p t e r s i x t e e n

The Four Horsemens Last Ride:

The New Deal Cases (1930s)

C h a p t e r s e v e n t e e n

The Case of the Conscientious Schoolchildren:

The Flag-Salute Cases (1940 and 1943)

C h a p t e r e i g h t e e n

The Case of Too-Long-Delayed Equality:

Brown v. Board of Education (1954 and 1955)

C h a p t e r n i n e t e e n

The Case of the Robust Press:

New York Times v. Sullivan (1964)

C h a p t e r t w e n t y

The Case of the Uninformed Rapist:

Miranda v. Arizona (1966)

C h a p t e r t w e n t y o n e

The Case That Aroused Great Passions:

Roe v. Wade (1973)

C h a p t e r t w e n t y t w o

Coming Out of the Closet and into the Courts:

The Gay Rights Cases (1986–2003)

C h a p t e r t w e n t y t h r e e

The Constitution Besieged:

The War on Terror Cases (2000s)

Constitution of the United States

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813347356
Subtitle:
Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact
Author:
Urofsky, Melvin I.
Publisher:
Westview Press
Subject:
General History
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
Law : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120228
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Law » Judicial Power
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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » General

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