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Marbury versus Madison Documents and Commentary by Mark A. Graber, Michael Perhac

Marbury versus Madison Documents and Commentary


Part of the Landmark Events in U.S. History Series


Marbury versus Madison Documents and Commentary by Mark A. Graber, Michael Perhac

The new reference series, Landmark Events in U.S. History, uses both contributed essays from eminent scholars and excerpts of primary source documents with explanatory headnotes to focus on critical events in American political history and explain how it came about and why it continues to play such a vital role in the history and political evolution of the United States. The first three books in the series are Marbury versus Madison, The Louisiana Purchase, and The Declaration of Independence.Marbury versus Madison combines documents and analytical essays timed for the bicentennial year (2003) of one of the most important Supreme Court cases. This timely collection will explain: the constitutional, political, philosophical background to judicial review the historical record leading to this landmark case the impact of the decision since 1803 its impact on the world stage, especially for new and emerging democratic nations. Also includes a listing of all the Supreme Court cases citing Marbury an an annotated Marbury v. Madison.

About the Author

Mark A. Graber is professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. He has published more thatn two dozen scholarly articles in American political development, political theory, and constitutionalism and is the author of Rethinking Abortion: Equal Choice, the Constitution, and Reproductive Politics (1996); Tranforming Free Speech: The Ambiguous Legacy of Civil Libertarianism (1991); and Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil (forthcoming.) Michael Perhac is pursuing his doctorate in government and politics at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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Publication date

18th November 2002


Mark A. Graber, Michael Perhac

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CQ Press an imprint of SAGE Publications Inc


432 pages


Laws of Specific jurisdictions
History of the Americas
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
History: specific events & topics



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