Defining Documents in American History: Court Cases (1803-2015)

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2 Volumes
800 Pages
80 Essays
80 Primary Source Documents
Time Line
General Bibliography & Subject Index
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October 2017 · 2 volumes · 800 pages · 8"x10"

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ISBN: 978-1-68217-585-9
# of Pages: 800
# of Volumes: 2
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Defining Documents in American History:
Court Cases (1803-2015)
This title covers important historical documents from the U.S. Supreme Court as well as other courts in American history. Readers will find in-depth analysis of a broad range of court cases covering critical topics.

The set provides detailed, thought-provoking analysis of:

Marbury v. Madison
Roe v. Wade
Plessy v. Ferguson
Bush vs. Gore
Muller v. Orgeon

Each in-depth chapter guides readers with historical insight and comprehension. Written by historians and teachers, several elements explain the document’s historical impact and provide thoughtful critical analysis, including a Summary Overview, Defining Moment, Author Biography, Document Analysis, and Essential Themes. Plus, an historical timeline and bibliography of important supplemental readings will support readers in understanding the broader historical events covered.

From the earliest decisions of the Supreme Court to the battles over civil rights to divisive events in contemporary America, this set provides thoughtful analysis of court cases allowing readers to gain a better understanding of this crucial topic in American history. An important resource for the history collections of high schools, undergraduate libraries and public libraries.