Does the President or Congress have the power to remove executive officials? This book is an in-depth examination of this question--unspecified in the Constitution and an ongoing source of political controversy and legal debate since the country's founding.
Examines the trial of journalist Thomas Cooper, which was the first major constitutional challenge to the Sedition Act of 1798 and an important showcase for debating the role of government and the place of dissent in times of national emergency.
The Marine Corps' mission and identity remained unclear throughout the 19th century. This book argues that their inextricable ties to the Navy both hampered and aided their attempt to define their own special jurisdiction and professional identity.
Despite being an affluent slave owner who believed social hierarchy was vital to... Læs mere
Henry Adams portrayed James Madison as a president who lacked decisiveness and administrative skills. This study describes Madison as a practical statesman who decreased conflicts in his Cabinet and in Congress and strengthened the Union.
Taking in a century of change, this work focuses on how the Supreme Court brought the juvenile court system under constitutional control. It describes the case of Gerald Gault, an Arizona teenager who was sent to reform school for making an obscene phone call.
Offers a fresh and revealing account of the dramatic 1948 presidential election between President Harry Truman and... Læs mere
During its struggle for survival from 1954 to 1975, the region known as the Central Highlands was the... Læs mere
Kansas City during the Pendergast Era (1920 - 1939); a city of possibilities in a time of economic stress, hard lines of race and class, and cultural innovation.
In 1942, eight Germans landed on US shores bent on sabotage. Louis Fisher chronicles their capture, trial, and punishment in... Læs mere
A mosaic of memoirs by key Chinese military commanders from the Korean conflict. It draws on their personal papers and archives to offer a behind-the-scenes story of the Communist campaign, including strategy and tactics, propaganda, and mobilization of the Chinese population.
In a book that begins with one fan's passion for a game, Andrew Malan Milward takes a deep dive into sports culture, team loyalty, and a shared sense of belonging - and what these have to do with character, home, and history.