The Constitution, the Supreme Court, and History
39 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2010 Last revised: 6 Feb 2010
Date Written: 2009
This article is a book review of The Supreme Court: An Essential History by peter Hoffer, Natalie E. Hoffer, and Williamjames Hull Hoffer as well as The Supreme Court and the American Elite, 1789-2008 by Lucas Powe. Here, Professor Finkelman briefly surveys the books. He contrasts the two books and discusses their general strengths and weaknesses. Further, Finkelman examines how the authors deal with the way slavery affected both the United States Constitution and Supreme Court.
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