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作者 Ryan-Kessler, Michael
書名 The facets of a justice: Religious and constitutional influences on John Marshall Harlan
國際標準書號 0496250159
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說明 196 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-06, page: 2029
Adviser: Thomas Mackey
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Louisville, 2004
United States Supreme Court Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan served on the Court for thirty-four years (1877--1911). Modern historians have named him the "Great Dissenter" due to his opinions where he was alone in his opposition to the majority of his colleagues. Harlan held unpopular views in civil and property rights cases. This paper discusses Harlan's position that fundamental rights protected by the Constitution included civil and political rights for all citizens of the United States. Harlan was not a proponent of racial equality. His stance on upholding the civil rights of African-Americans was not based upon an egalitarian ideology. Harlan was a deeply religious man who came from a Whig political background. His paternalistic Presbyterianism and constitutional federalism led Harlan to conclude that the Reconstruction amendments had altered the structure of the national government. This historical change in the country precipitated changes in John Marshall Harlan's political views. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
School code: 0110
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 42-06
主題 History, United States
History, Black
Alt Author University of Louisville
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