At a glance:
- Author: R. Kent Newmyer
- First Published: 2001
- Type of Work: Biography and history
- Time of Work: 1755-1835
- Setting: Virginia and Washington, D.C.
- Characters: John Marshall, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Spencer Roane, George Washington, James Madison, Andrew Jackson
- Genres: Nonfiction, History, Biography
- Subjects: Virginia, United States or Americans, Nineteenth century, Law or legislation, Washington, D.C., American Revolution, War, Eighteenth century, Judges, Property, Constitutional law, Courts or courtrooms, Constitutions
- Locales: Virginia, Washington, D.C.
John Marshall is usually ranked as the most significant judicial figure in the history of the United States. Based on the number of recent works devoted to Marshall, there appears to be a renewed interest in his life and career. These works include a new edition of The Papers of John Marshall (ten volumes to date), Jean Edward Smith’s 1996 full biography that is especially good on Marshall’s private life, and excellent studies of his jurisprudence by Charles Hobson (1996), Herbert Johnson (1997), G. Edward White (1991), and Robert Lowry Clinton (1989). Building on this...
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