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Author McGinty, Brian.

Title Lincoln and the Court / Brian McGinty.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  347.732609 MCGI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 375 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [350]-363) and index.
Contents 1. A Solemn Oath -- 2. Dred Scott -- 3. First Blood -- 4. Judges and Circuits -- 5. The Prizes -- 6. The Boom of Cannon -- 7. The Old Lion -- 8. A New Chief -- 9. A Law for Rulers and People -- 10. The Union Is Unbroken -- 11. History in Marble -- Afterword: The Legacy -- "A Gallery of Justices" follows page 144.
Summary "In this book Brian McGinty rescues the story of Abraham Lincoln and the Supreme Court from long and undeserved neglect, recounting the history of the Civil War president's relations with the nation's highest tribunal and the role it played in resolving the agonizing issues raised by the conflict."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject United States. Supreme Court -- History.
United States. Supreme Court -- Biography.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Variant Title Lincoln & the Court.
ISBN 9780674026551 (alk. paper)
0674026551 (alk. paper)