The Papers of John Marshall: Correspondence and papers, November 10, 1775-June 23, 1788. Account book, September 1783-June 1788

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University of North Carolina Press, 1974 - Biography & Autobiography - 494 pages
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Collected here are correspondence, papers, and legal documents--including selected judicial opinions--of American jurist John Marshall. Revolutionary officer, congressman, and secretary of state before his appointment to the Supreme Court, Marshall served as the Court's fourth Chief Justice. In this capacity, he helped define the role of the Court and elevate its status, as he interpreted the Constitution from the bench. The documents presented in these volumes--with introductory material and notes--shed light not only on Marshall's life and thought but on the evolution of American jurisprudence as well.

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Herbert A. Johnson is professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina. Author of eleven previous books, most recently "The Chief Justiceship of John Marshall, 1801-1835", he retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 1987.

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