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Finkelman, Paul 1949-

Works: 341 works in 1,186 publications in 1 language and 57,763 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Trials, litigation, etc  Sources  Chronologies  Casebooks (Law)  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, win, Arranger, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: KF4545.S5, 342.73087
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Most widely held works about Paul Finkelman
Most widely held works by Paul Finkelman
Slavery and the founders : race and liberty in the age of Jefferson by Paul Finkelman( Book )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 2,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Finkelman places the problem of slavery in the context of early American politics and the making of the Constitution. He argues that slavery was a bone of contention from the first days of the Constitutional Convention to the last, and he demonstrates persuasively that the debate on slavery in national politics and the problem of fugitive slaves predated the antebellum period. Finkelman looks unblinkingly at the ways that the founders failed to resolve the fundamental contradiction between the notion that "all men are created equal" and their own personal and political involvement in slavery. Finkelman argues that the Federalists, long regarded as aristocrats, were actually a strong force for emancipation
Milestone documents in American history : exploring the primary sources that shaped America by Paul Finkelman( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 2,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains thirty-two full-text primary source documents that helped to shape American society from 1956 to 2003 including the Southern Manifesto, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Miranda v. Arizona, Roe v. Wade, and Articles of Impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton
Slavery & the law by Paul Finkelman( )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, prominent historians of slavery and legal scholars analyze the intricate relationship between slavery, race, and the law from the earliest Black Codes in colonial America to the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and the Dred Scott decision prior to the Civil War. Slavery & the Law's wide-ranging essays focus on comparative slave law, auctioneering practices, rules of evidence, and property rights, as well as issues of criminality, punishment, and constitutional law
In the shadow of freedom : the politics of slavery in the national capital by Paul Finkelman( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. Few images of early America were more striking, and jarring, than that of slaves in the capital city of the world's most important free republic. Black slaves served and sustained the legislators, bureaucrats, jurists, cabinet officials, military leaders, and even the presidents who lived and worked there. While slaves quietly kept the nation's capital running smoothly, lawmakers debated the place of slavery in the nation, the status of slavery in the territories newly acquired from Mexico, and even the legality of the slave trade in itself. In the Shadow of Freedom, with essays by some of the most distinguished historians in the nation, explores the twin issues of how slavery made life possible in the District and how lawmakers in the District regulated slavery in the nation
Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interdisciplinary look at the Harlem Renaissance, it includes essays on the principal participants, those who defined the political, intellectual and cultural milieu in which the Renaissance existed; on important events and places
Encyclopedia of the United States in the nineteenth century( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 19th century was arguably the most important in the nation's history, making the publication of this first-rate encyclopedia a significant event. Students using this 600-entry work, which is conveniently keyed to the National Standards for United States History, will find the entries easy to follow and enjoyable to read. It is an essential purchase for all public and academic libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002
Encyclopedia of African American history, 1896 to the present : from the age of segregation to the twenty-first century( Book )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Focusing on the making of African American society from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period, this encyclopedia traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migration, the Brown ruling that overturned Plessy, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African American culture on the American cultural landscape. Covering African American history in all areas of U.S. history and culture from 1896 to the present, the Encyclopedia contains approximately 1,200 fully cross-referenced entries that are all signed by leading scholars and experts, making this five-volume set the most reliable and extensive treatment to be found on African American history in the twentieth century. The set also contains 500 images and roughly 640 biographies, as well as an entry on each of the fifty states. In addition to its comprehensive coverage of African Americans, the Encyclopedia also contains entries about key figures who affected the lives of African Americans in particular and Americans in general. Unrivalled in breadth and scope, this is the preeminent source of information on this topic and is destined to become a trusted reference source for years to come
Encyclopedia of African American history, 1619-1895 : from the colonial period to the age of Frederick Douglass by Paul Finkelman( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nearly 700 entries, this set documents the full range of the African American experience during the period from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass, and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans
The Dred Scott case : historical and contemporary perspectives on race and law by Project Muse( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1846 two slaves, Dred and Harriet Scott, filed petitions for their freedom in the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. As the first true civil rights case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, Dred Scott v. Sandford raised issues that have not been fully resolved despite three amendments to the Constitution and more than a century and a half of litigation." "The Dred Scott Case: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Race and Law presents original research and the reflections of the nation's leading scholars who gathered in St. Louis to mark the 150th anniversary of what was arguably the most infamous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision, which held that African Americans "had no rights" under the Constitution and that Congress had no authority to alter that, galvanized Americans and thrust the issue of race and law to the center of American politics." "This collection of essays revisits the history of the case and its aftermath in American life and law. In a final section, the present-day justices of the Missouri Supreme Court offer their reflections on the process of judging and provide perspective on the misdeeds of their nineteenth-century predecessors who denied the Scotts their freedom."--Jacket
Impeachable offenses : a documentary history from 1787 to the present by Emily Field Van Tassel( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using primary documents from all federal impeachments, including those for members of congress, the judiciary, and the cabinet as well as the president, Van Tassel and Finkelman evaluate what has and what has not constitued an impeachable offense, from the proceedings against Senator William Blount in 1797 to that of President Clinton in 1998. They also touch on congress' occasional attempts to use censure to tut-tut an official
Congress and the crisis of the 1850s by Donald R Kennon( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the long decade from 1848 to 1861 America was like a train speeding down the track, without an engineer or brakes. The new territories acquired from Mexico had vastly increased the size of the nation, but debate over their status-and more importantly the status of slavery within them-paralyzed the nation. Southerners gained access to the territories and a draconian fugitive slave law in the Compromise of 1850, but this only exacerbated sectional tensions. Virtually all northerners, even those who supported the law because they believed that it would preserve the union, despised being t
American legal history : cases and materials by Kermit L Hall( Book )

46 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Library of Congress Civil War desk reference by Margaret E Wagner( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the home of The Nation's Memory comes the ultimate one-volume reference on the Civil War. Features include a timeline of the war with important political, military, and social events; biographies of important figures; and concise coverage of major campaigns and battles. 100 photos. 38 maps. The bloody conflict that sundered the United States from 1861 to 1865 took 620,000 lives, laid waste to large sections of the American South, and decided the future course of the nation. Its reverberations are still felt in American life. Now from the home of The Nation's Memory comes The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference. Drawn from the Library's unparalleled Civil War collections-including previously unpublished letters and diaries, maps and photographs, as well as thousands of works by post-Civil War scholars and experts-this is the ultimate one-volume reference on the Civil War. A comprehensive yet accessible compendium, The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference is organized into chapters that address broad themes such as Antebellum America, Wartime Politics, Armies, and Reconstruction and Aftermath of the War. Each of these chapters includes more specific topics, such as The Election of 1860, Notable Civil War Officers, and African Americans During Reconstruction. There are timelines that chronicle major events, brief profiles of significant people, and excerpts from key pieces of legislation and addresses that reflect the passions and politics of the times. Here readers can find, for example, detailed information on the arms used on both sides during the Civil War in the Weaponry chapter. And descriptions of significant battles, as well as information on casualties, military strategy and tactics, and logistical support, are to be found in the Battles and the Battlefield chapter. Topics ranging from economic conditions north and south of the Mason-Dixon line on the eve of the war to the history of slavery in the United States to the impact of the Civil War on literature and the fine arts give additional depth and context to the book's presentation of Civil War events. The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference also looks beyond the major events and figures and examines the lives of the common soldiers (from their diet, training, and medical treatment to the struggles of the Union's black soldiers), the various roles women played in the war, and telling events on the home fronts. Along with the words of writers such as Walt Whitman and Herman Melville, readers will find excerpts from the journals and letters of nurses, soldiers, refugees and freedmen. A final chapter offers a guide to further study of the Civil War-including information about major archival collections, important published resources, and national historic sites-for those who wish to learn more. Prodigious in its scope, illustrated with more than 100 photographs and drawings and dozens of maps, The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference is sure to become the indispensable one-volume reference on the Civil War. Wagner's (Library of Congress), Gallagher's (history, U. of Virginia), and Finkelman's (law, U. of Tulsa) guide is organized thematically into 13 main chapters, each further divided into several topics. A detailed table of contents and 38-page subject index make this an easy text to use. It is also unique in its inclusion of subjects generally absent in other works, such as the contributions of topographical engineers and mapmakers, and developments in surgery and medical care. Illustrated with some 100 photographs, drawings and maps, this academic text is accessible to general readers interested in American history and the Civil War
Macmillan encyclopedia of world slavery( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering the history of human slavery in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas, and the United States, this volume has entries for individuals and such topics as the details of living conditions, resistance and rebellion, law and emancipation, and theory and politics
Milestone documents of American leaders : exploring the primary sources of notable Americans( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second title in the ground-breaking Milestone Document series, this new set pairs primary source texts with expert analysis by esteemed historians. Milestone Documents of American Leaders features important full-text sources written by presidents, jurists, legislators and other influential people who helped shape the nation
Lincoln, Congress, and emancipation by Paul Finkelman( )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lincoln took office, in March 1861, the national government had no power to touch slavery in the states where it existed. Lincoln understood this, and said as much in his first inaugural address, noting: 'I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists.'" How, then, asks Paul Finkelman in the introduction to Lincoln, Congress, and Emancipation, did Lincoln-who personally hated slavery-lead the nation through the Civil War to January 1865, when Congress passed the constitutional amendment that ended slavery outright? The essays in this book examine the route Lincoln took to achieve emancipation, and how it is remembered both in the United States and abroad. The ten contributors-all on the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship on Lincoln and the Civil War-push our understanding of this watershed moment in US history in new directions. They present wide-ranging contributions to Lincoln studies, including a parsing of the sixteenth president's career in Congress in the 1840s and a brilliant critique of the historical choices made by Stephen Spielberg and writer Tony Kushner in the movie Lincoln, about the passage of the thirteenth amendment. As a whole, these classroom-ready readings provide fresh and essential perspectives on Lincoln's deft navigation of constitutional and political circumstances to move emancipation forward
An imperfect union : slavery, Federalism, and comity by Paul Finkelman( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmark decisions of the United States Supreme Court by Paul Finkelman( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the historical context and constitutional significance of more than one thousand of the most important cases to come before the Supreme Court
Dred Scott v. Sandford : a brief history with documents by Paul Finkelman( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the 1857 Dred Scott Supreme Court case - one of the most controversial and notorious judicial decisions in U.S. history - in which a slave unsuccessfully sued for his freedom. In addition to excerpts from each justice's opinion, contemporary editorials and newspaper articles, and pertinent excerpts from the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the book includes a comprehensive introduction that provides background information on the slavery controversy in antebellum America. Editorial features include headnotes, maps, illustrations, a chronology, questions for consideration, a selected bibliography, and an index.--adapted from jacket
Justice and legal change on the shores of Lake Erie : a history of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio by Project Muse( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Justice and Legal Change on the Shores of Lake Erie explores the many ways that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio has affected the region, the nation, the development of American law, and American politics. The essays in this book, written by eminent law professors, historians, political scientists, and practicing attorneys, illustrate the range of cases and issues that have come before the court. Since the court{u2019}s inception in 1855, judges have influenced economic developments and social issues, beginning with the court{u2019}s most famous early case, involving the rescue of the fugitive slave John Price by residents of Northern Ohio. Chapters focusing on labor strikes, free speech, women{u2019}s rights, the environment, the death penalty, and immigration illustrate the impact this court and its judges have had on the development of society and the nation{u2019}s law. Some of the cases here deal with local issues with huge national implications - like political corruption, school desegregation, or pollution on the Cuyahoga River. But others are about major national issues that grew out of incidents, such as the prosecution of Eugene V. Debs for opposing World War I, the litigation resulting from the Kent State shootings and opposition to the Vietnam War, and the immigration status of the alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk. This timely history confirms the significant role played by district courts in the history of the United States"--Unedited summary from book jacket
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Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance
Milestone documents in American history : exploring the primary sources that shaped AmericaSlavery & the lawIn the shadow of freedom : the politics of slavery in the national capitalEncyclopedia of the Harlem RenaissanceEncyclopedia of African American history, 1896 to the present : from the age of segregation to the twenty-first centuryEncyclopedia of African American history, 1619-1895 : from the colonial period to the age of Frederick DouglassThe Dred Scott case : historical and contemporary perspectives on race and lawImpeachable offenses : a documentary history from 1787 to the present
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