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Introduction

Introduction  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0000
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The ‘Introduction’ explains that a review of American Legal History must confront the defining issues in the development of American civilization and culture. The law is connected to, has ... More
1. The legal history of Indian tribes

1. The legal history of Indian tribes  

G. Edward White

in American Legal History: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375240
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10.1093/actrade/9780199766000.003.0001
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‘The legal history of Indian tribes’ considers the most fundamental theme of American legal history in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – the interaction of European settlers with ... More
EpilogueThe future Constitution

Epilogue: The future Constitution  

David J. Bodenhamer

in The U.S. Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2018
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Apr 2018
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9780190865689
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10.1093/actrade/9780195378320.003.0009
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9780195378320
The United States does not operate today under the Constitution ratified in 1788 or the Constitution as completed by the Bill of Rights in 1791 or even the one revised by the Reconstruction ... More
6. Conduct unbecoming and all that

6. Conduct unbecoming and all that  

Eugene R. Fidell

in Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2016
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Oct 2016
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9780190625191
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10.1093/actrade/9780199303496.003.0007
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9780199303496
Much of the court-martial docket involves cases concerned with the same kinds of criminality seen in the civilian courts. ‘Conduct unbecoming and all that’ explains that the docket also ... More
5. The Court at work (2)

5. The Court at work (2)  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365821
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.003.0005
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9780199754540
The current building where the justices of the Supreme Court operate was completed in 1935. Acquiring a home had symbolic and practical importance for the Court, signalling its role as the ... More
2. Colonial India: impoverishment

2. Colonial India: impoverishment  

Craig Jeffrey

in Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191822414
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10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.003.0002
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‘Colonial India: impoverishment’ considers why India is poor and divided. India has been wealthy historically and so the ubiquity of poverty in contemporary India needs to be explained with ... More
6. Social revolution

6. Social revolution  

Craig Jeffrey

in Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191822414
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10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.003.0006
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Social revolution has provided people, elites in particular, with new economic and social aspirations. These have been brought about by a transformation in people’s access to communication ... More
5. Presidential elections: Nominating campaigns and general elections

5. Presidential elections: Nominating campaigns and general elections  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458195
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0005
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‘Presidential elections: Nominating campaigns and general elections’ explores the complexities of how candidates for president are chosen and how they are elected. The nominating campaign ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0007
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9780199922680
Despite the abolition of slavery with the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, notions of black inferiority and white supremacy still persisted in both the North and the South. The ... More
4. Making India work? 1947–1989

4. Making India work? 1947–1989  

Craig Jeffrey

in Modern India: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191822414
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10.1093/actrade/9780198769347.003.0004
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9780198769347
The emergence of India as an independent nation was associated with a new institutional drive, centred on the state, to cultivate hope. Yet the post-independence period also witnessed the ... More
1. The predicament: the discontents of the Gilded Age

1. The predicament: the discontents of the Gilded Age  

Walter Nugent

in Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365579
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10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.003.0002
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9780195311068
‘The predicament: the discontents of the Gilded Age’ outlines the roots of progressivism. In the mid to late–1880s, harmony was the core value in the still highly agrarian American society. ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365821
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10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.003.0001
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9780199754540
What does the Supreme Court do? How does that differ to the original intentions of the Framers in 1787? ‘Origins’ looks at the beginnings of the Supreme Court to see if this helps with ... More
2. The Court at work (1)

2. The Court at work (1)  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365821
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10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.003.0002
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9780199754540
How do cases reach the Court? How do the justices proceed to select and decide them? ‘The Court at work (1)’ looks at how the Court operates, and the sorts of cases that get heard by the ... More
4. The chief justice

4. The chief justice  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365821
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.003.0004
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9780199754540
The judicial article of the Constitution (Article III) does not mention a chief justice. However, the role is vital and the office has grown considerably over the years. That said, ‘The ... More
8. The Court and the world

8. The Court and the world  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365821
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10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.003.0008
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9780199754540
American attitudes towards foreign law was initially ambivalent. The same can be said about foreign opinions towards American law. ‘The Court and the world’ looks at the extent the American ... More
The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction  

Linda Greenhouse

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365821
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.001.0001
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book
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9780199754540
The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction tells the Court's story by drawing on its history and its written and unwritten rules to show how it really works. The Supreme ... More
3. The justices

3. The justices  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365821
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10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.003.0003
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9780199754540
How does someone become a Supreme Court justice? Theoretically, anyone who can get nominated by the president and confirmed by a majority vote of the Senate can be a Supreme Court justice. ... More
6. The Court and the other branches

6. The Court and the other branches  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365821
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10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.003.0006
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9780199754540
What does the phrase ‘separation of powers’ mean? Would the phrase ‘dynamic interaction’ be more accurate? ‘The Court and other branches’ examines the relationships between the president, ... More
7. The Court and the public

7. The Court and the public  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365821
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199754540.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199754540
What is the relationship between the Supreme Court and the public? Justices rely on public trust to put force behind their decisions. ‘The Court and the public’ considers the role of the ... More
1. The context of American elections and political parties

1. The context of American elections and political parties  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
eISBN: 
9780190458195
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190458164
‘The context of American elections and political parties’ explains the framework under which elections are run in the United States. This is laid out in the Constitution, which outlines the ... More

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