Lincoln's Supreme Court

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1998 - History - 272 pages
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More than four decades after its initial publication this book is still the only one to focus exclusively on President Abraham Lincoln's role in modifying the Supreme Court membership to secure the power he needed to save the Union.
  

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Contents

PATTERN FOR CONFLICT
1
INHERITED COURT
14
DECLARATIONS OF DEFIANCE
25
DISASTER STALKS
42
QUORUM AND MARKED SEAT
57
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND
70
A PACKED COURT
83
TANEY AND HIS BRETHREN
94
OTHER BATTLES IN ERMINE
143
BUSINESS AS USUAL
156
DUALROLE JUSTICES
167
AVALANCHE OF AMBITION
185
REWARD FOR REALITY
197
THE COURT UNDER CHASE
210
TANEY ABSOLVED
223
APPENDIX
237

THEIR GRAVEST DECISION
104
MALICE AFORETHOUGHT
119
THREATS AND THREATS AGAIN
131
BIBLIOGRAPHY
241
INDEX
251
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Silver-Professor emeritus of history & dean emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University

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