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Civil rights litigation: An uncertain tradition. (Volumes I and II)
Volume I of this study examines civil rights doctrine as it developed in the United States Supreme Court. I conclude that most historians and law scholars have been incorrect in their assessment of the civil rights record ...
James V. Allred of Texas: A judicial biography
James V. Allred, Governor of Texas during the New Deal, illustrates the paradoxes of Southwestern political/legal history. Allred was a liberal who followed President Franklin D. Roosevelt's policies, but was simultaneously ...
"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 ...
Mission to the Crimea: The American military commission to Europe and the Crimean War, 1855-1856
Secretary of War Jefferson Davis was a vigorous champion of reform, aiming to enlarge the army, to increase its capabilities, and to foster military professionalism. The Crimean War offered an opportunity to send a delegation ...
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 ...
Shaking the foundation: Reform and extension of the laws of divorce in England, 1850-1937
The Royal Commissions on the Laws of Marriage and Divorce, 1850-1853 and 1909-1912, are the foundation of this survey of changing public and parliamentary attitudes toward marriage and divorce in England. Religious opinion ...