By Melvin Urofsky,Melvin I. (Irving) Urofsky

100 american citizens Making Constitutional historical past: A Biographical History provides a hundred profiles of the most important humans at the back of the most very important U.S. ideally suited proceedings. Edited by means of Melvin I. Urofsky, a revered constitutional historian, each one 2,000-word profile delves into the social and political context in the back of landmark court docket judgements. for instance, whereas a case like Brown v. Board of Education is ready a huge notion the equivalent safety of the legislations at its center it's the tale of a bit lady, Linda Brown, who desired to visit an honest university close to her domestic. the end result is offered and aim tales concerning the contributors heroes and scoundrels who fought their technique to constitutional history.

100 americans Making Constitutional History is helping scholars comprehend the human part of the perfect Court's judgements from the early republic to the current. every one biographical profile, written by means of a constitutional student or felony analyst, contains a dialogue in regards to the court docket selection and the way the categorical criminal concerns developed into nice constitutional questions and drama. It places a face and heritage to significant instances via reminding the reader that there are humans at the back of them, looking vindication in their person liberties and civil rights.

Each profile incorporates a short bibliography for extra study. first-class for undergraduate scholars learning American govt, American heritage, 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 self sustaining university 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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