Equal justice under law : constitutional development, 1835-1875

Equal justice under law : constitutional development, 1835-1875

Equal justice under law : constitutional development, 1835-1875

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Harold Melvin Hyman, William M. Wiecek
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: New York : Harper & Row, ©1982
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Type: Book
  • Series title: New American nation series.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.us/equal-justice-under-law-constitutional-development-1835-1875/ (Stable identifier)

Additional Format

Online version: Hyman, Harold Melvin, 1924- Equal justice under law. New York: Harper & Row, ©1982 (OCoLC)644866534

Short Description

XV, 571 pages : ILlustrations ; 22 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Equal justice under law : constitutional development, 1835-1875 is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Harper & Row
  • Responsable Person: by Harold M. Hyman and William M. Wiecek.
  • Publication Date: 1982
  • Copyright Date: 1982
  • Location: New York, N.Y.
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 10 editions
  • First edition Date: 1982
  • Last edition Date: 1986
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KF4541
  • Dewey Code: 342.73029
  • ISBN: 006014937X 9780060149376
  • OCLC: 7653720

Main Contents

The democratic Constitution: sovereignty, Union, slavery
The public law
The Taney Court
The nemesis of the Constitution: slavery in the courts
Free Soil: the Constitution and the “Empire for liberty,” 1845-1852
The crisis of the Union, 1853-1859
Secession: the Union destroyed
Reconstruction: the Union preserved
The dominion of well-administered law
A reconstruction of law and judicial review, 1863-1867
The Fourteenth Amendment in the light of the Thirteenth: not cramped by the old technicalities
Anxious passages: fitting end to all controversies?
The 1870s and 1880s: eras, not decades, removed from the 1860s
Appendix: The Constitution of the United States.

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