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Bill introduction in the United States House of Representatives, 1821-1895
Bill introduction was controlled by committees throughout the first half of the nineteenth century. During that time, committees normally introduced bills when offering their reports on the floor during the House's regular ...
"Right and Ready": The law practice of Nathaniel Hart Davis, 1850--1883 (Texas)
Historians are unfamiliar with the frontier attorney. We know little of who he represented, what types of cases he litigated and his day-to-day labors. Nathaniel Hart Davis practiced law in Montgomery, Texas from 1850 to ...
Justice lies in the district: A history of the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1902-1960
Created in 1902, the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas quickly grew into one of the nation's largest and busiest federal trial courts. Serving the rapidly maturing region of southeast Texas, the Court ...
On the basis of merit alone: Integration, tuition, Rice University, and the charter change trial, 1963-1966
This thesis is a study of Rice University's struggle to integrate and charge tuition to its students. In 1891 William Marsh Rice established the charter that founded Rice University. As the school developed, however, the ...