Supreme Decisions Volume 2

Author: Melvin I. Urofsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429972601
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
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 country's 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. Urofsky's 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.

Supreme Decisions Volume 1

Author: Melvin I. Urofsky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 042997261X
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
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 country's 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. Urofsky's 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.

Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History From 1896 to the present

Author: Melvin I. Urofsky
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195323122
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Third Edition, is a two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's successful text, A March of Liberty, 2/e. Organized chronologically, this documents reader skillfully weaves together constitutional and legal history, offering students a mix of both frequently cited and lesser-known-but equally important-historical documents and court decisions that have been instrumental in shaping the nation's constitutional development. The editors provide an introduction to each document, which summarizes its significance and places it within its historical context. Each introduction is followed by a brief list of suggestions for further reading. Both volumes contain the complete text of the U.S. Constitution for ease of reference. The third edition has been updated to include both newly significant documents from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries and many recent legal documents of significance, from the latest Supreme Courtdecisions up through the recent Guantanamo Bay controversy. In addition, the introductions have been revised and the suggested reading sections have been updated to reflect recent scholarship. For the first time, this edition will also include the voting records for each case and an appendix of U.S. Supreme court judges and their tenures. This reader is an essential resource for anyone studying U.S. Constitutional History and/or Law.

Key Decisions In U s History

Author: John Croes
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 9780825133251
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Promotes critical-thinking and decision-making skills through comprehension activities Focuses on key decisions and provides background to fuel informed discussion See Key Decisions in US History, Set

To Make Our World Anew

Author: Robin D. G. Kelley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199839018
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Written by the most prominent of the new generation of historians, this superb volume offers the most up-to-date and authoritative account available of African-American history, ranging from the first Africans brought as slaves into the Americas, to today's black filmmakers and politicians. Here is a panoramic view of African American life, rich in gripping first-person accounts and short character sketches that invite readers to relive history as African Americans experienced it. We begin in Africa, with the growth of the slave trade, and follow the forced migration of what is estimated to be between ten and twenty million people, witnessing the terrible human cost of slavery in the colonies of England and Spain. We read of the Haitian Revolution, which ended victoriously in 1804 with the birth of the first independent black nation in the New World, and of slave rebellions and resistance in the United States in the years leading up to the Civil War. There are vivid accounts of the Civil War and Reconstruction years, the backlash of notorious "Jim Crow" laws and mob lynchings, and the founding of key black educational institutions. The contributors also trace the migration of blacks to the major cities, the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, the hardships of the Great Depression and the service of African Americans in World War II, the struggle for Civil Rights in the 1950s and '60s, and the emergence of today's black middle class. From Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Louis Farrakhan, To Make Our World Anew is an unforgettable portrait of a people.

A Short Treatise on Canadian Constitutional Law

Author: Augustus Henry Frazer Lefroy
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 158477777X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Lefroy, A.H.F.A Short Treatise on Canadian Constitutional Law. With an Historical Introduction by W.P.M. Kennedy. Toronto: The Carswell Company, 1918. xlvii, 322 pp. Reprinted 2008 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-777-9. ISBN-10: 1-58477-777-X. Cloth. $95.* Conceived for non-Canadian lawyers and students at colleges and law schools, this is a treatise on the constitution that governed Canada from 1867 to 1982, when it achieved complete political independence. The foremost interpreter of the Canadian constitution in his day, Lefroy [1852-1919] was an important Canadian jurist who helped to draft several principal amendments to Canada's constitution. " Mr. Lefroy has written a valuable and informative book. (...) His work, on its scale, is a model for American lawyers to emulate.": H.J.L., Harvard Law Review 32 (1918-19) 583.

The Man before the Mahatma

Author: Charles DiSalvo
Publisher: Random House India
ISBN: 8184003382
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
At the age of eighteen, a shy and timid Mohandas Gandhi leaves his home in Gujarat for a life on his own. At forty-five, a confident and fearless Gandhi, ready to boldly lead his country to freedom, returns to India. What transforms him? The law. The Man before the Mahatma is the first biography of Gandhi’s life in the law. It follows Gandhi on his journey of self-discovery during his law studies in Britain, his law practice in India and his enormous success representing wealthy Indian merchants in South Africa, where relentless attacks on Indian rights by the white colonial authorities cause him to give up his lucrative representation of private clients for public work—the representation of the besieged Indian community in South Africa. As he takes on the most powerful governmental, economic and political forces of his day, he learns two things: that unifying his professional work with his political and moral principles not only provides him with satisfaction, it also creates in him a strong, powerful voice. Using the courtrooms of South Africa as his laboratory for resistance, Gandhi learns something else so important that it will eventually have a lasting and worldwide impact: a determined people can bring repressive governments to heel by the principled use of civil disobedience. Using materials hidden away in archival vaults and brought to light for the first time, The Man before the Mahatma puts the reader inside dramatic experiences that changed Gandhi’s life forever and have never been written about—until now.