The Republic According to John Marshall Harlan

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-02-01

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $35.00 Save up to $3.50
  • Rent Book $31.50
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833@-1911) is best known for condemning racial segregation in his dissent from ###Plessy v. Ferguson# in 1896, when he declared, "Our Constitution is color-blind." But in other judicial decisions -- as well as in some areas of his life -- Harlan's actions directly contradicted the essence of his famous statement. Similarly, Harlan was called the people's judge for favoring income tax and antitrust laws, yet he also upheld doctrines that benefited large corporations.Examining these and other puzzles in Harlan's judicial career, Linda Przybyszewski draws on a rich array of previously neglected sources -- including the verbatim transcripts of his 1897@-98 lectures on constitutional law, his wife's 1915 memoirs, and a compilation of opinions, drawn up by Harlan himself, that he wanted republished. Her thoughtful examination demonstrates how Harlan inherited certain traditions; how he reshaped them in light of his experiences as a lawyer, political candidate, and judge; and how he justified the vision of the law he wrote.An innovative combination of personal and judicial biography, this book makes an insightful contribution to American constitutional and intellectual history.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(13)
The Best Type of Slave-holders: A Family Ethic of Paternalism
Little or No Scope for Originality: Law, Religion, and the Union
An Opportunity to Make a Record: The Judge's Role
Every True Man Has Pride of Race: Civil Rights, Social Rights, and Racial Identity
The Hopes of Freemen Everywhere: Anglo-Saxonism and the Spanish-American War
This Age of Money Getting: Constitutional Nationalism and Free Labor
You May Rightfully Aspire: Manhood and Success in the Republic
Conclusion 203(6)
Appendix: Harlan's List of Opinions for Publication 209(4)
Notes 213(38)
Bibliography 251(28)
Index 279

Rewards Program

Write a Review