Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History From the Founding to 1876

ISBN-10: 0195323114

ISBN-13: 9780195323115

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

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Description: Documennts in American Constitutional and Legal History is a two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkelman's March of Liberty. this Reader provides students with a mix of both frequently cited and lesser-known but equally important historical documents and court decisions that have shaped the nation's constitutional development, beginning with its colonization and extending to the latest decisions of the Supreme Court. Each volume is organised chronologically, and the authors have written an introduction to each document summarizing its significance and placing it in its historical context. Each document is also accompanied by a brief list of suggestions for further readings. In addition, the complete text of the U.S. Constitutions is contained in both volumes for easy reference, as is a list of U.S. Supreme Court judges and their tenures.

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List price: $54.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

MU: Emeritus Professor of History and Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University; co-author of Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Volumes 1 & 2, 2e (OUP, 2001). PF: Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School, co-author of Documents of American Constitutional and Legal History, Volumes 1 & 2, 2e (OUP, 2001) and American Legal History, 3e (OUP 2004).

Preface
Magna Carta (1215)
Letters Patent to Sir Humfrey Gylberte (1578)
Virginia Rules on Conduct and Religion (1619)
Blacks and Slavery Come to Virginia (1619-1640)
Mayflower Compact (1620)
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1639)
The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution (1644)
Virginia Statutes on Slavery (1662-1669)
Frame of Government (1682)
Resolutions on Slavery of the Germantown Mennonites (1688)
The English Bill of Rights (1689)
Second Treatise on Government (1690)
Zenger's Case (1735)
Indian and English Views on Property (1742)
Against the Writs of Assistance (1761)
Parliamentary Omnipotence (1765)
Virginia Stamp Act Resolutions (1765)
Resolutions of the Stamp Act Congress (1765)
Declaratory Act (1766)
Letter from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, II (1767)
Somerset v. Stewart (1772)
Common Sense (1776)
Thoughts on Government (1776)
Declaration of Independence (1776)
The Pennsylvania Bill of Rights (1776)
Pennsylvania Gradual Abolition Act of 1780
The Articles of Confederation (1781)
Vermont Reception Statute (1782)
Land Ordinance (1785)
Observations on the Pernicious Practice of Law (1786)
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1786)
The Northwest Ordinance (1787)
The Constitutional Convention: Proposals for Government (1787)
The Virginia Plan
The New Jersey Plan
Hamilton's Plan
Constitution of the United States (1787)
Objections to the Proposed Constitution (1787)
The Federalist (1787-1788)
Number 10
Number 78
Brutus, No. 1 (1787)
Judiciary Act (1789)
Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank (1791)
Opinion as to the Constitutionality of the Bank of the United States (1791)
Reply to Washington on Advisory Opinions (1793)
Pacificus No. I (1793)
Helvidius No. I (1793)
Chisholm v. Georgia (1793)
Hylton v. United States (1796)
The Alien and Sedition Acts (1798)
Naturalization Act of 1798
The Alien Friends Act
The Alien Enemies Act
The Sedition Act of 1798
The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions (1798)
Georgia Judiciary Act (1799)
Instruction from Virginia Assembly to the Virginia Senators on Common Law (1800)
First Inaugural Address (1801)
Marbury v. Madison (1803)
Stuart v. Laird (1803)
Memorandum on Louisiana Purchase (1803)
Charge to Grand Jury (1803)
Palmer v. Mulligan (1805)
Commonwealth v. Pullis (1806) (The Philadelphia Cordwainders Case)
Ex Parte Bollman (1807)
United States v. Peters (1809)
Fletcher v. Peck (1810)
Sands v. Taylor (1810)
United States v. Hudson and Goodwin (1812)
Martin v. Hunter's Lessee (1816)
Dartmouth College v. Woodward (1819)
Sturges v. Crowninshield (1819)
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
Defense of States' Rights (1820)
Against Universal Suffrage (1821)
Cohens v. Virginia (1821)
Johnson and Graham's Lessee v. M'Intosh (1823)
Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)
Eakin v. Raub (1825)
Tyler v. Wilkinson (1827)
American Insurance Co. v. Canter (1828)
Lansing v. Smith (1828)
South Carolina Exposition (1828)
State v. Mann (1829)
Veto of Maysville Road Bill (1830)
South Carolina Ordinance of Nullification (1832)
Veto of Bank Bill (1832)
Worcester v. Georgia (1832)
Barron v. Baltimore (1833)
Rules of Constitutional Interpretation (1833)
Declaration of American Anti-Slavery Society (1833)
Commonwealth v. Aves (1836)
Mayor of New York v. Miln (1837)
Proprietors of the Charles River Bridge v. Proprietors of the Warren (1837)
Nickerson's Case (1837)
Parker v. Foote (1838)
Mercein v. People Ex. Rel. Barry (1840)
Swift v. Tyson (1842)
Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842)
Farwell v. Boston & Worcester Railroad (1842)
Commonwealth v. Hunt (1842)
Jones v. Van Zandt (1847)
What Shall Be Done with the Practice of the Courts? (1847)
Declaration of Seneca Falls Convention (1848)
State v. Caesar (1849)
Luther v. Borden (1849)
Roberts v. City of Boston (1849)
Fugitive Slave Act (1850)
Commonwealth v. Alger (1851)
Cooley v. Board of Wardens of the Port of Philadelphia (1851)
Ohio Constitution (1851)
Hentz v. Long Island Railroad Co. (1852)
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? (1852)
Massachusetts Personal Liberty Act (1855)
Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858)
Ableman v. Booth (1859)
Slave Code of Virginia (1860)
Limits of Federal Power (1860)
South Carolina Ordinance of Secession (1860)
Kentucky v. Dennison (1861)
The Constitution of the Confederate States of America (1861)
First Inaugural Address (1861)
Ex Parte Merryman (1861)
Land Policy on the Home Front
The Homestead Act (1862)
The Morrill [Land Grant College] Act (1862)
The Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
Prize Cases (1863)
Adequacy of the Constitution (1863)
Gettysburg Address (1863)
Early Plans for Reconstruction (1863-1864)
Ten Percent Plan (1863)
Wade-Davis Bill (1864)
Proclamation Concerning Reconstruction (1864)
Wade-Davis Manifesto (1864)
Constitutionality of Draft (1864)
Ex Parte Vallandigham (1864)
Second Inaugural Address (1865)
Black Codes of Alabama and Mississippi (1865)
Alabama Acts
Mississippi Acts
Civil Rights Act (1866)
Veto of Civil Rights Act (1866)
Ex Parte Milligan (1866)
Articles of Impeachment Against Andrew Johnson (1867)
Ex Parte McCardle (1867)
Ex Parte Yerger (1869)
Texas v. White (1869)
Legal Tender Cases (1871)
Slaughterhouse Cases (1873)
Bradwell v. Illinois (1873)
Minor v. Happersett (1875)
Commonwealth v. Hamilton Manufacturing Co. (1876)
Munn v. Illinois (1877)
Reynolds v. United States (1879)
Civil Rights Cases (1883)
Crow Dog's Case (1883)
Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886)
Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Ry. Co. v. Illinois (1886)
The Police Power (1886)
Fong Yue Ting v. United States et al. (1893)
United States v. E. C. Knight Co. (1895)
In re Debs (1895)
Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. (1895)
Ritchie v. People (1895)
The Atlanta Exposition Address (1895)
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court
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