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1850-1877: Law and Justice

1850-1877: Chapter Eight: Law and Justice

by THOMAS J. BROWN

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 226

OVERVIEW 234

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

The Ascendancy of Legal Formalism 237

Corporations and Business Regulation 239

Pinkertons National Detective Agency 241

Expansion of Judicial Review 241

The Legal Profession 244

Resistance to the Fugitive Slave Act 245

Is Virtue Constitutional? 246

Warfare and the Rule of Law 248

The James Brothers 249

The Debate over the Vallandigham Case 251

Writing Citizenship into the Constitution 251

Hooted Down the Page of History 252

HEADLINE MAKERS

Amos T. Akerman 256

Myra Bradwell 257

Thomas McIntyre Cooley 258

David Dudley Field and Stephen Johnson Field 259

John Mercer Langston 261

PUBLICATIONS 263

Sidebars and tables are listed in italics.

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