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Call # KF8742 .M32 2008
Author McGinty, Brian
Title Lincoln and the Court / Brian McGinty
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
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Descript. 375 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm
Summary/Abstract "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
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [350]-363) and index
Subject United States. Supreme Court -- History
United States. Supreme Court -- Biography
Constitutional history -- United States
OCLC # 154669158
Table of Contents
1A Solemn Oath12
2Dred Scott38
3First Blood65
4Judges and Circuits92
5The Prizes118
6The Boom of Cannon176
7The Old Lion193
8A New Chief212
9A Law for Rulers and People238
10The Union Is Unbroken265
11History in Marble292
 Afterword: The Legacy300
 "A Gallery of Justices" follows page 144