In a meticulously researched and engagingly written narrative, Brian 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.
Brian McGinty is an attorney and writer specializing in American history and law.
Introduction 1. A Solemn Oath 2. Dred Scott 3. First Blood 4. Judges and Circuits 5. The Prizes 6. The Boom of Cannon 7. The Old Lion 8. A New Chief 9. A Law for Rulers and People 10. The Union Is Unbroken 11. History in Marble Afterword: The Legacy Acknowledgments Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index
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