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1878-1899: Law and Justice

1878-1899: Chapter Seven: Law and Justice

By ROBERT J. ALLISON

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 224

OVERVIEW 237

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

Chinese Exclusion 239

Violence Against Chinese 241

Civil Rights Cases, 1883 242

The Dawes Act 243

Ex Parte Crow Dog 245

Garfield and Guiteau 246

Haymarket 249

Income Tax Case, 1895 251

Law on the Frontier: The Lincoln County War 252

The Dalton Gang 253

The Common Law 255

Legal Education and Professionalism 255

The Lizzie Borden Case 256

Lynching and the Law 258

Edward Coy Burned Alive 258

Southern Lynchings, 1882-1903 259

The Murder of Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin 260

The Murder of Police Chief David Hennessy 261

Obscenity and the Law 263

Plessy v. Ferguson 264

Reforming the New York Police 265

Rights of Corporations 267

Justice Field Retires 268

Sherman Anti-Trust Act 269

HEADLINE MAKERS

James Coolidge Carter 271

Charles W. Chesnutt 272

John Marshall Harlan 273

William C. Howe 274

Christopher Columbus Langdell 275

Isaac Parker 276

PUBLICATIONS 278

Sidebars and tables are listed in italics.

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