Constitutional History Book Review List
(Books marked with asterisks are available through the WRLC consortium.)
Baker, H. Robert. Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the Supreme Court, and the Ambivalent Constitution. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2012. 216 pages
*Baxter, Maurice J. Daniel Webster and the Supreme Court. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1966.
*Baxter, Maurice J. The Steamboat Monopoly: Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824. New York: Knopf, 1972.
*Brown, Everett S. The Constitutional History of the Louisiana Purchase, 1803-1812. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1920.
NO *Casto, William. The Supreme Court in the Early Republic: The Chief Justiceships of John Jay and Oliver Ellsworth. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1995.
*Clinton, Robert L. Marbury v. Madison and Judicial Review. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1989.
*Corwin, E.S. Commerce Power versus States Rights. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1936.
*Ellis, Richard E. Aggressive Nationalism: McCulloch v. Maryland and the Foundation of Federal Authority in the New Republic. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
NO *Ellis, Richard E. The Jeffersonian Crisis: Courts and Politics in the Young Republic. New York: Norton, 1971, 1974.
Hobson Charles F. The Great Yazoo Lands Sale: The Case of Fletcher v. Peck.† Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2016. 248 pages
Hoffer, Peter Charles. The Free Press Crisis of 1800: Thomas Cooper's Trial for Seditious Libel. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2011. 166
*Hoffer, Peter Charles, and N.E.H. Hull. Impeachment in America, 1635-1805. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984.
*Hoffer, Peter Charles. Treason Trials of Aaron Burr. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2008.
Hoffer, Peter Charles. Rutgers v. Waddington: Alexander Hamilton, the End of the War for Independence, and the Origins of Judicial Review. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2016. 168
*Johnson, Herbert A. Gibbons v. Ogden: John Marshall, Steamboats, and the Commerce Clause. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2010.
*Lomask, Milton. Aaron Burr: The Conspiracy and the Years of Exile: 1805-1836. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1982.
*Killenbeck, Mark R. MíCulloch v. Maryland: Securing a Nation. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2006.
NO *Levy, Leonard W. Origins of the Bill of Rights. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.
*McGrath, C. Peter. Yazoo: Law and Politics in the New Republic: The Case of Fletcher v. Peck. Providence: Brown University Press, 1966; New York, 1966.
NO *Marcus, Maeva, ed. Origins of the Federal Judiciary: Essays on the Judiciary Act of 1789. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
*Miller, John C. Crisis in Freedom: The Alien and Sedition Acts. Boston: Little, Brown, 1951.
Nelson, William E. Marbury v. Madison: The Origins and Legacy of Judicial Review. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2000.
*Norgren, Jill. The Cherokee Cases: The Confrontation of Law and Politics. New York: McGraw Hill, 1995; retitled The Cherokee Cases: Two Landmark Federal Decisions in the Fight for Sovereignty. †Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2004. Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831) and Worcester v. Georgia (1832)
NO *Ritz, Wilfred J. Rewriting the History of the Judiciary Act of 1789. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.
*Stites, Francis N. Private Interest and Public Gain: The Dartmouth College Case, 1819. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1972.