The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-1800: Cases, 1798-1800

Author: Maeva Marcus,James R. Perry

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231139762

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 9503

The eight volumes of The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789 1800 gather together documents from the National Archives and dozens of additional repositories, resulting in a rich portrait of the first decade of the Court. It is an invaluable series for any scholar interested in the development of the Supreme Court as an institution and in the cases that came before the Court during its infancy. The final volume of The Documentary History concerns cases heard between 1798 and 1800. In these years, the United States was virtually at war with France, and issues arising from that conflict came before the Court. For example, in Baas v. Tingey, the Court ruled that although Congress had not declared war, France should still be considered an "enemy." But the Court's docket also featured cases that arose naturally in the burgeoning nation. Several involved disputes over land-most notably a controversy centering on a substantial strip of territory running along the southern border of New York. The Court heard cases concerning bills of exchange, bankruptcy, and violations of trade laws and resolved a number of procedural issues. In Bingham v. Cabot II, the justices ruled that the citizenship of the parties had to be explicitly stated in the pleadings for the federal courts to assume jurisdiction on the basis of diversity. During this period, The Supreme Court continued to exercise the authority of judicial review, though it did not strike down a statute. In both Calder v. Bull and Cooper v. Telfair, however, it did examine the constitutionality of state laws. Documents of particular interest in this volume are the notes of Justice William Paterson and William Tilghman, a member of the Supreme Court bar, but all of the cases are accompanied by engaging narratives that guide the reader through the facts and the intricacies of the judicial process.

The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-1800

Author: Maeva Marcus,James R. Perry

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231126465

Category: History

Page: 1040

View: 7568

In the 1930s a band of smart and able young men, some still in their twenties, helped Franklin D. Roosevelt transform an American nation in crisis. They were the junior officers of the New Deal. Thomas G. Corcoran, Benjamin V. Cohen, William O. Douglas, Abe Fortas, and James Rowe helped FDR build the modern Democratic Party into a progressive coalition whose command over power and ideas during the next three decades seemed politically invincible. This is the first book about this group of Rooseveltians and their linkage to Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and the Vietnam War debacle. Michael Janeway grew up inside this world. His father, Eliot Janeway, business editor of Time and a star writer for Fortune and Life magazines, was part of this circle, strategizing and practicing politics as well as reporting on these men. Drawing on his intimate knowledge of events and previously unavailable private letters and other documents, Janeway crafts a riveting account of the exercise of power during the New Deal and its aftermath. He shows how these men were at the nexus of reform impulses at the electoral level with reform thinking in the social sciences and the law and explains how this potent fusion helped build the contemporary American state. Since that time efforts to reinvent government by "brains trust" have largely failed in the U.S. In the last quarter of the twentieth century American politics ceased to function as a blend of broad coalition building and reform agenda setting, rooted in a consensus of belief in the efficacy of modern government. Can a progressive coalition of ideas and power come together again? The Fall of the House of Roosevelt makes such a prospect both alluring and daunting.

A Brief Account of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St Patrick

With Biographical Notices of Some of the Members (1844)

Author: Samuel Hood

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781104590536

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 118

View: 8042

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Arch Bishop

Or, Romanism in the United States

Author: Orvilla S. Belisle

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anti-Catholicism

Page: 408

View: 1185


Awful Disclosures of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery

Author: Maria Monk

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1537814397

Category: History

Page: 411

View: 6497

Awful Disclosures of the Hotel Dieu Nunnery is an account by a Canadian woman in the 19th century about abuse in a nunnery. It was later proven to be false.

Awful Disclosures

Author: Maria Monk,Theodore Dwight,John Jay Slocum,William K. Hoyte

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anti-Catholicism

Page: 376

View: 9478


Nativism and Slavery

The Northern Know Nothings and the Politics of the 1850s

Author: Tyler Anbinder

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195089227

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 3808

Although the United States has always portrayed itself as a sanctuary for the world's victim's of poverty and oppression, anti-immigrant movements have enjoyed remarkable success throughout American history. None attained greater prominence than the Order of the Star Spangled Banner, a fraternal order referred to most commonly as the Know Nothing party. Vowing to reduce the political influence of immigrants and Catholics, the Know Nothings burst onto the American political scene in 1854, and by the end of the following year they had elected eight governors, more than one hundred congressmen, and thousands of other local officials including the mayors of Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Chicago. After their initial successes, the Know Nothings attempted to increase their appeal by converting their network of lodges into a conventional political organization, which they christened the "American Party." Recently, historians have pointed to the Know Nothings' success as evidence that ethnic and religious issues mattered more to nineteenth-century voters than better-known national issues such as slavery. In this important book, however, Anbinder argues that the Know Nothings' phenomenal success was inextricably linked to the firm stance their northern members took against the extension of slavery. Most Know Nothings, he asserts, saw slavery and Catholicism as interconnected evils that should be fought in tandem. Although the Know Nothings certainly were bigots, their party provided an early outlet for the anti-slavery sentiment that eventually led to the Civil War. Anbinder's study presents the first comprehensive history of America's most successful anti-immigrant movement, as well as a major reinterpretation of the political crisis that led to the Civil War.

Stately Mansion

Author: Eric Osterling

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780769281988


Page: N.A

View: 1178

Based on a German Folk Song, STATELY MANSION is correlated to the FIRST DIVISION BAND METHOD, Level Two. It starts out in B-flat in 4/4 time with the statement of the theme in the clarinets and saxes. The key changes to E-flat with the theme in the low brass. The D.S. al Coda changes back to the original key with the theme in the clarinets and saxes, and the full band finishes the piece with fragments of the theme in the Coda.

Literary Publishing in America, 1790-1850

Author: William Charvat

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870238017

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 106

View: 1994

Available for the first time in paperback, this book is a succinct distillation of the work and thought of William Charvat, a pioneer in the study of the history of the American book. This burgeoning field of inquiry investigates the social and cultural context of the act of literary creation by relating it to the modes of its production and distribution. This new edition of Literary Publishing in America contains an afterword by Michael Winship that discusses scholarship in the field since publication of Charvat's groundbreaking work.