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  • 'Turn to the South': Essays on Southern Jewry

    By Nathan M. Kaganoff

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780813907420
    • Publisher: University Press of Virginia
    • Published: November 1979
    Published for the American Jewish Historical Society, Waltham, Massachusetts.
  • 100 Americans Making Constitutional History: A Biographical History

    By Melvin I. Urofsky

    Our Price: $160.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781568027999
    • Publisher: CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY BOOKS
    • Published: April 2004
    Urofsky (history, emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University) presents profiles of key people behind some of the most important US Supreme Court cases. Written by constitutional scholars and legal analysts, each profile reveals the human side of these cases, and includes a discussion about the Court's decision, material on the social and political context behind the decision, and an account of how the specific legal issues considered evolved into great constitutional questions. Appendices provide the text of the Constitution, abbreviated summaries for all 100 cases, biographical data on current and former justices, hints on reading legal citations, and information about online sources for Supreme Court decisions. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • A March of Liberty

    By Melvin I. Urofsky

    Our Price: $81.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195382747
    • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
    • Published: March 2011
  • A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States; Volume II: From 1877 to the Present (Second Edition)

    By Melvin I. Urofsky

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195126372
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: August 2001
    A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States, 2/e, is a clearly written, comprehensive overview of American constitutional development. Covering the country's history from the founding of the English colonies up through the latest decisions of the Supreme Court, this two-volume work presents the most complete discussion of American constitutional history currently available. Reflecting the latest in contemporary scholarship, the authors successfully blend cases and court doctrines into the larger fabric of American political, economic, and social history. They discuss in detail the great cases handed down by the Supreme Court, showing how these cases played out in society and how constitutional growth parallels changes in American culture. In addition, this two-volume set examines lesser-known decisions that played important roles in affecting change, and also contains in-depth analyses of the intellects and personalities of the Supreme Court justices who made these influential decisions. This second edition of A March of Liberty addresses recent scholarship on race and gender, covers both constitutional and legal history, and examines federal, state, and private law. The text exemplifies the current trends in American constitutional history through its holistic approach of integrating the decisions of the state and lower federal courts with the decisions of the Supreme Court. Volume II addresses Reconstruction to the present and covers key issues including police power, criminal law, income tax, child labor, desegregation, school prayer, and foreign policy. It also examines control over issuing legal tender and control of and limits on conducting commerce. A March of Liberty, 2/e, features useful supplemental materials including the text of the Constitution, a chronological list of Supreme Court justices, and suggested further readings. Gracefully written and clearly explained, this popular two-volume set is indispensable for courses in American constitutional history and law.
  • Dissent and the Supreme Court: Its Role in the Court's History and the Nation's Constitutional Dialogue

    By Melvin I. Urofsky

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307741325
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: January 2017
  • Louis D. Brandeis: A Life

    By Melvin I. Urofsky

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375423666
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: September 2009
    Louis Dembitz Brandeis was one of the most influential men in American legal and political history, and in 'Louis D. Brandeis: A Life,' author Melvin Urofsky presents a comprehensive chronicle of the life and career of this iconic man.Before his appointment to the Supreme Court by Woodrow Wilson in 1916, Brandeis was a progressive pioneer, developing the modern law firm, authoring the right to privacy act, and popularizing the idea of pro bono publico work. Brandeisalso warned against combining banking and stock brokering in his economic analyses. Despite anti-Semitism and conservative and antiquated attitudes, Louis D. Brandeis rose above, following his conscience to become an American legend.
  • Public Debate Over Controversial Supreme Court Decisions

    By Melvin I. Urofsky

    Our Price: $165.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781568029375
    • Publisher: CQ PRESS
    • Published: November 2005
    This book explores public reaction to forty of the most debated & divisive US Supreme Court decisions. The renowned cases covered begin with those from early in US history, such as McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) & Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), & move chronologically to recent cases, such as Roe v. Wade (1973) & Lawrence v. Texas (2003), that have fanned the flames of debate over such highly charged issues as abortion & homosexual rights. This reference captures the controversies through a unique integration of essays & primary source materials.
  • Supreme Decisions, Combined Volume: Great Constitutional Cases and Their Impact

    By Melvin I. Urofsky

    Our Price: $60.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813347356
    • Publisher: Westview Press
    • Published: February 2012
    Urofsky (history, Virginia Commonwealth U.) surveys 23 Supreme Court cases that have shaped US constitutional law from the country's origins to the twenty-first century, informing readers about their nuances, the individuals involved, the aftermath, and the social, political, and cultural contexts. Cases address such issues as privacy, free speech, race, the treatment of women and Native Americans, and the rights of the accused. They include Marbury v. Madison, Worcester v. Georgia, Prigg v. Pennsylvania, Dred Scott v. Sanford, the Slaughterhouse Cases, Bradwell v. Illinois, Reynolds v. United States, Plessy v. Ferguson, Abrams v. United States, Olmstead v. United States, The New Deal Cases, The Flag-Salute Cases, Brown v. Board of Education, Miranda v. Arizona, Roe v. Wade, The Gay Rights Cases, and The War on Terror Cases. The book is also available in two volumes: cases up to and since 1896. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • The Affirmative Action Puzzle: A Living History from Reconstruction to Today

    By Melvin I. Urofsky

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781101870877
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: January 2020
  • The Supreme Court Justices

    By Melvin I. Urofsky

    Our Price: $190.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780815311768
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: September 1994
  • Warren Court

    By Melvin I. Urofsky

    Our Price: $72.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781576071601
    • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
    • Published: March 2001
    Study of the court under Chief Justice Earl Warren; ABC-Clio Supreme Court Handbooks.

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