By Melvin Urofsky,Melvin I. (Irving) Urofsky
100 american citizens Making Constitutional heritage: A Biographical History provides a hundred profiles of the major humans in the back of the most vital U.S. perfect lawsuits. Edited through Melvin I. Urofsky, a revered constitutional historian, every one 2,000-word profile delves into the social and political context in the back of landmark courtroom judgements. for instance, whereas a case like Brown v. Board of Education is ready a huge notion the equivalent security of the legislation at its center it's the tale of a bit woman, Linda Brown, who desired to visit an honest university close to her domestic. the result is out there and aim tales concerning the participants heroes and scoundrels who fought their option to constitutional history.
100 americans Making Constitutional History is helping scholars comprehend the human facet of the very best Court's judgements from the early republic to the current. each one biographical profile, written by way of a constitutional pupil or felony analyst, contains a dialogue in regards to the courtroom determination and the way the explicit criminal matters developed into nice constitutional questions and drama. It places a face and background to significant circumstances via reminding the reader that there are humans at the back of them, looking vindication in their person liberties and civil rights.
Each profile features a short bibliography for additional study. very good for undergraduate scholars learning American executive, American historical past, Constitutional legislations and journalism.
Sample record of Litigants
- Larry Flynt- Hustler journal, Inc. v. Falwell (1988)
- Elmer Gertz- Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc. (1974)
- Demetrio Rodriguez- Rodriguez v. San Antonio autonomous tuition District (1973)
- Curt Flood- Flood v. Kuhn (1972)
- Estelle Griswold- Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
- Linda Brown- Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
- Gordon Hirabayashi- Hirabayashi v. usa (1943)
- Eugene Debs- Debs v. United states (1919)
- William Marbury- Marbury v. Madison (1803)
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100 Americans Making Constitutional History: A Biographical History by Melvin Urofsky,Melvin I. (Irving) Urofsky