100 Americans Making Constitutional History: A Biographical by Melvin Urofsky,Melvin I. (Irving) Urofsky PDF

By Melvin Urofsky,Melvin I. (Irving) Urofsky

100 american citizens Making Constitutional heritage: A Biographical History offers a hundred profiles of the major humans in the back of one of the most vital U.S. ultimate lawsuits. Edited through Melvin I. Urofsky, a revered constitutional historian, every one 2,000-word profile delves into the social and political context at the back of landmark courtroom judgements. for instance, whereas a case like Brown v. Board of Education is ready a tremendous concept the equivalent safeguard of the legislation at its center it's the tale of a bit lady, Linda Brown, who desired to visit an honest college close to her domestic. the end result is offered and aim tales concerning the participants heroes and scoundrels who fought their solution to constitutional history.

100 americans Making Constitutional History is helping scholars comprehend the human part of the excellent Court's judgements from the early republic to the current. each one biographical profile, written by means of a constitutional pupil or criminal analyst, encompasses a dialogue concerning the courtroom determination and the way the categorical criminal matters advanced into nice constitutional questions and drama. It places a face and historical past to significant circumstances through reminding the reader that there are humans in the back of them, looking vindication in their person liberties and civil rights.

Each profile contains a short bibliography for additional study. very good for undergraduate scholars learning American executive, American background, Constitutional legislations and journalism.

Sample checklist of Litigants

  • Larry Flynt- Hustler journal, Inc. v. Falwell (1988)
  • Elmer Gertz- Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc. (1974)
  • Demetrio Rodriguez- Rodriguez v. San Antonio autonomous tuition District (1973)
  • Curt Flood- Flood v. Kuhn (1972)
  • Estelle Griswold- Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
  • Linda Brown- Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
  • Gordon Hirabayashi- Hirabayashi v. usa (1943)
  • Eugene Debs- Debs v. United states (1919)
  • William Marbury- Marbury v. Madison (1803)

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