Lincoln and the Court

Author: Brian McGinty
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674040823
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: History

In a meticulously researched and engagingly written narrative, McGinty rescues the story of Abraham Lincoln and the Supreme Court from long and undeserved neglect, recounting the compelling history of the Civil War president's relations with the nation's highest tribunal and the role it played in resolving the agonizing issues raised by the conflict.

Lincoln s Supreme Court

Author: David Mayer Silver
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252067193
Release Date: 1956
Genre: History

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.

12 Lincoln Court

Author: Herman H. Prothro
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9780759668843
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Genre: Fiction

The Lincoln Assassination Trial The Court Transcripts

Author: William C. Edwards
Publisher: William Edwards
Release Date:
Genre: History

This is a transcript of NARA M599 Reels 8-15. It contains the arguments and summaries as well as the full testimony of each witness. It also contains the testimony of the perjured witnesses. This along with "The Lincoln Assassination: The Evidence" and The Lincoln Assassination: The Reward Files" constitute a large majority of the primary evidence of the assassination.

A Court That Shaped America

Author: Richard Cahan
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810119819
Release Date: 2002-12-18
Genre: History

Introduces the busiest federal court in the nation, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and examines its influence on the careers of such figures as Abraham Lincoln, Al Capone, and Abbie Hoffman.

Lincoln s Greatest Case The River the Bridge and the Making of America

Author: Brian McGinty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780871407856
Release Date: 2015-02-09
Genre: History

The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight. In May of 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge, unalterably changing the course of American transportation history. Within a year, long-simmering tensions between powerful steamboat interests and burgeoning railroads exploded, and the nation’s attention, absorbed by the Dred Scott case, was riveted by a new civil trial. Dramatically reenacting the Effie Afton case—from its unlikely inception, complete with a young Abraham Lincoln’s soaring oratory, to the controversial finale—this “masterful” (Christian Science Monitor) account gives us the previously untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.

The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Abraham Lincoln
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 9781434476999
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The collected letters, speeches, etc. written by Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln for Kids

Author: Janis Herbert
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613740255
Release Date: 2007-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Providing a fresh perspective on one of the most beloved presidents of all time, this illuminating activity book tells the rich story of Abraham Lincoln’s life and details the events of his era. Highlighting Lincoln’s warm, generous spirit and impressive intellect, the guide teaches children about his fascinating life story, his struggles at the onset of the Civil War, and his relevance in today’s world. Activities include delivering a speech, holding a debate, drawing political cartoons, and making a stovepipe hat or miniature Mississippi River flatboat. Lively sidebars, abundant photographs and illustrations, and fun projects help to kick the dust off old Honest Abe. Also included are selections from some of Lincoln’s most famous speeches and documents, as well as a resource section of Web sites to explore and sites to visit, making this a comprehensive Lincoln biography for young readers.

Lincoln Douglas and Slavery

Author: David Zarefsky
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226978761
Release Date: 1993-06-01
Genre: History

Previously published in hbk.: Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1990.

The Presidents and the Supreme Court

Author: James F. Simon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451671636
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Genre: History

Collected together, James F. Simon’s books share the bitter struggles and compromises that have characterized the relationship between the presidents and the Supreme Court Chief Justices across US history. The bitter and protracted struggle between President Thomas Jefferson and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall; the frustration and grudging admiration between FDR and Chief Justice Hughes; the clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney. These were the conflicts that ended slavery, that rescued us from the Great Depression, and that defined a nation—for better and for worse. And, Simon brings them to brilliant and compelling life.

Lincoln the President

Author: James Garfield Randall
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252068726
Release Date: 1999-12-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Fourth volume in a multivolume work considered to be useful to Lincoln scholars. Completed by Richard N Current using the notes and drafts Randall left at his death, this book describes the key events of Lincoln's administration from December 1863 to April 1865. It is a Bancroft Prize-winning history of Lincoln's last year in office.

Up Against the Law

Author: Lincoln Caplan
Publisher: Twentieth Century Fund
ISBN: UOM:39015041194690
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Law

Caplan explores the evolution of affirmative action law by the Supreme Court and demonstrates how this evolution is fundamentally at odds with the way that affirmative action has developed throughout America.