100 Americans making constitutional history : a biographical history / edited by Melvin I. Urofsky.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2004.
Description
xxii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm

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Summary note
"100 Americans Making Constitutional History: A Biographical History presents profiles of key people behind some of the most important U.S. Supreme Court cases. Each profile reveals the human side of these cases, from the early republic to the present."--Jacket.
Notes
Errata slip inserted.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents
  • Jacob Abrams : free speech
  • Allan Paul Bakke : the problem of affirmative action
  • Daisy Bates : the fight for civil rights in Arkansas
  • Robert Mack Bell : a civil rights success story
  • Berea College : the education of African Americans
  • William Bingham : the fruits of enterprise
  • Sherman Booth : the fight against slavery
  • Elias C. Boudinot : Cherokee tobacco enterprises
  • Myra Bradwell : women in the legal profession
  • Harry Bridges : free speech and union rights
  • Linda Brown : the fight for educational equality
  • Porter L. Brown : the farmer who stood up to the state
  • Carrie Buck : the eugenics movement in America
  • Drew Caminetti and Maury Diggs : love and the Mann act
  • Jagdish Chadha : tortuous path to citizenship
  • Walter Chaplinsky : the freedom to proselytize
  • Joseph Cinque : the thirty "Amistads"
  • Nancy Cruzan : the right to die
  • James Dale : his ousting from the Boy Scouts
  • Eugene Debs : homegrown radicalism
  • Eugene Dennis : the Red scare and the American Communist Party conspiracy
  • Joshua DeShaney : the limits of the law
  • Steven Engel and Lawrence Roth : school prayer
  • Susan Epperson : the battle over Evolution
  • Robinson Everett : racial redistricting in North Carolina
  • A. Ernest Fitzgerald : blowing the whistle on waste in the Pentagon
  • Curt Flood : major league baseball
  • Larry Flynt : freedom of the press
  • Fong Yue Ting : the Chinese campaign for civil rights
  • Willie Francis : the failed electric chair
  • Leo Frank : the tragic victim of due process
  • Sharron Frontiero : the struggle for gender equality
  • Robert Fulton : the steamboat monopoly
  • William Furman : the (temporary) abolition of the death penalty
  • Myra Clark Gaines : the New Orleans claimant
  • Elmer Gertz : the definition of libel
  • Clarence Earl Gideon : the right to counsel
  • Benjamin Gitlow : radical leader to fallen-away communist
  • Lillian Gobitas : freedom of religion
  • Emma Goldman : perils of an American radical
  • Estelle Griswold : the right to privacy
  • Morton Halperin : the invasion of family privacy
  • Michael Hardwick : the battle for gay rights
  • Hugh Hefner : the right to sexual expression
  • James Hill : privacy and the press
  • Gordon Hirabayashi : Japanese American internment
  • Jane E. Hodgson : the fight for legal abortion
  • Ann Hopkins : making partner the hard way
  • Ishmael Jaffree : a passion for nonconformity
  • Gregory Lee Johnson : the flag burning controversy
  • Paul E. Johnson : affirmative action
  • Paula Jones : the trial of a president
  • Jo Carol LaFleur : equal rights for women in the workplace
  • Dietrich Loewe : the labor trust
  • Lone Wolf : the theft of Indian land
  • The lovings : living as man and wife
  • Martin Luther : popular sovereignty
  • Douglas Clyde Macintosh : selective conscientious objection
  • William Marbury : futile quest
  • John Marshall : the disposition of Lord Fairfax's lands
  • Norma McCorvey : reproductive freedom
  • James William McCulloh : the second bank of the United States
  • Lambdin P. Milligan : constitutional rights in wartime
  • Virginia Minor : women's fight for suffrage
  • Ernesto Mirand : the man behind the warnings
  • David Neagle : trigger man for a tragedy
  • Jay Near : freedom of the press
  • Leo Nebbia : protest against price-fixing
  • Lawrence A. Nixon : the all-white primary
  • Richard M. Nixon : the watergate tapes
  • Clarence Norris : racism in the Depression South
  • Thomas M. Patterson : criticism of the courts
  • Ernesto Pichardo : the practice of Santeria
  • Homer Plessy : validation of Jim Crow
  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr. : a defiant and flawed hero
  • Cecil Roy Price : Mississippi "justice" in the 1960s
  • Timothy E. Quill : physician-assisted suicide
  • Kim Rawlinson : job discrimination
  • Sally Reed : women's rights before the law
  • George Reynolds : the Mormon claim for plural marriage
  • Demetrio Rodriguez : the battle over school funding
  • Ethel and Julius Rosenberg : atomic espionage
  • Dred Scott : fight for freedom from slavery
  • Mack Claude Screws : justice in Baker County
  • Daniel Seeger : the meaning of pacifism
  • Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher : the fight for equal education
  • Al Smith : the free exercise of religion
  • L.B. Sullivan : Alabama in the 1960s
  • Darius and Vera Swann : the desegregation of Southern schools
  • Mary Beth Tinker : free speech for students
  • Pat Tornillo : freedom of the press
  • Clement L. Vallandingham : political opposition in the Civil War
  • William Warley : a leader ahead of his time
  • Henry Wheaton and Richard Peters : "owning" the law
  • Charlotte Anita Whitney : free speech for radicals
  • Peg-leg Williams : emigrant agent
  • Samuel Worcester : the fight for Cherokee rights
  • Tomoyuki Yamashita : war crimes trials
  • Yick Wo : racial discrimination in the Dai Fou
  • Jonas Yoder : the preservation of Amish culture
  • App. Constitution of the United States
  • App. Thumbnail sketch of the Supreme Court's history
  • App. Summaries of litigants' cases
  • App. The Justices
  • App. How to read a court citation
  • App. Online sources of decisions.
Other title(s)
One hundred Americans making constitutional history
ISBN
  • 1568027990 ((alk. paper))
  • 9781568027999 ((alk. paper))
LCCN
2004005027
OCLC
54670239
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