A People's History of the Supreme Court
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A People's History of the Supreme Court : The Men and Women Whose Cases and Decisions Have Shaped Our Constitutionrevised Edition

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A comprehensive history of the people and cases that have changed history, this is the definitive account of the nation's highest court Recent changes in the Supreme Court have placed the venerable institution at the forefront of current affairs, making this comprehensive and engaging work as timely as ever. In the tradition of Howard Zinn's classic A People's History of the United States, Peter Irons chronicles the decisions that have influenced virtually every aspect of our society, from the debates over judicial power to controversial rulings in the past regarding slavery, racial segregation, and abortion, as well as more current cases about school prayer, the Bush/Gore election results, and "enemy combatants." To understand key issues facing the supreme court and the current battle for the court's ideological makeup, there is no better guide than Peter Irons. This revised and updated edition includes a foreword by Howard Zinn. "A sophisticated narrative history of the Supreme Court . . . [Irons] breathes abundant life into old documents and reminds readers that today's fiercest arguments about rights are the continuation of the endless American conversation." -Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 588 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 35.56mm | 566.99g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 0143037382
  • 9780143037385
  • 104,021

About Peter Irons

Peter Irons is professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of five previous award-winning books. The most recent, A People's History of the Supreme Court, was awarded the Silver Gavel Certificate of Merit by the American Bar Association.
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