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Belknap, Michal R.

Overview
Works: 34 works in 124 publications in 1 language and 8,038 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: KF4757, 343.730143
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Most widely held works by Michal R Belknap
American political trials by Michal R Belknap( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An updated and expanded revision of a popular book published in 1981, American Political Trials examines the role of politicized criminal trials and impeachments in U.S. history from the early colonial era to the late twentieth century. Each chapter focuses on a trial representative of a particular era in the American past. The emphasis is on cases that resulted from political persecution, but the book also shows how defendants have exploited the judicial process to advance their political objectives. All of the chapters appearing in the earlier book have been updated. In addition, the volume
Federal law and Southern order : racial violence and constitutional conflict in the post-Brown South by Michal R Belknap( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vietnam War on trial : the My Lai Massacre and the court-martial of Lieutenant Calley by Michal R Belknap( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfolding the Calley case step by step, Belknap shows how our system of military justice actually works. His dramatic reenactment takes readers through every stage of the trial, from pre-trial investigations to actual courtroom exchanges among prosecutors, defenders, witnesses, and judges. In the process, he reveals how a court-martial conducted within the public eye transformed a purely legal proceeding into a political debate about the conduct of the war. Calley
Cold war political justice : the Smith Act, the Communist Party, and American civil liberties by Michal R Belknap( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 1948, 11 leaders of the Communist Party-USA were convicted of conspiring, in contravention of the 1940 Smith Act, to advocate the revolutionary overthrow of the U.S. government. This book recounts the trial in its fullest context, beginning in the late 1930's with the origins of the Smith Act, and ending with the last government attacks upon the Communist Party in the late 1950's. In the process, the author expertly surveys a politico-judicial conflict that figures most prominently in the history of American civil liberties
The Supreme Court under Earl Warren, 1953-1969 by Michal R Belknap( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Supreme Court under Earl Warren, 1953-1969, Michal Belknap recounts the eventful history of the Warren Court. Chief Justice Earl Warren's sixteen years on the bench were among the most dramatic, productive, and controversial in the history of the Supreme Court. Warren's tenure saw the Court render decisions that are still hotly debated today. Its rulings addressed such issues as school desegregation, separation of church and state, and freedom of expression. In 1954 Warren and his colleagues struck down school segregation as unconstitutional. They then participated in a broad campaign to win equal rights for African Americans. While it cautiously dismantled McCarthy-era infringements on civil liberties, the Warren Court boldly expanded freedom of expression in other areas. Frankly using constitutional law as a tool to promote political and social reform, the Warren Court revolutionized criminal procedure and mandated an end to the malapportionment of state legislatures and other representative institutions. It both invented and constitutionally guaranteed individuals' rights to privacy with respect to sexual matters. Its rulings did much to advance the agenda of the liberal reformers who dominated American politics during the 1960s. But these rulings also angered many Americans, who accused the Warren Court of running God out of the public schools, handcuffing the police, and flooding the country with smut. Drawing on internal memoranda as well as published opinions of the justices, Belknap reveals the philosophical debates and personality conflicts behind the Court's decisions. He also assesses the overall accomplishments and failures of the Warren Court and places them in both their political and social contexts."--Jacket
The Vinson court : justices, rulings, and legacy by Michal R Belknap( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the years from 1946 -1953, the Vinson Court covered the era of McCarthyism and the Cold War, and the outspoken justices helped shape the legacy of the Vinson court. This work explores McCarthyism, the Cold War, racial segregation, and capital punishment
The Supreme Court and criminal procedure : the Warren Court revolution by Michal R Belknap( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the transformation of criminal justice since the end of World War II by providing decisions handed down by the Supreme Court during the tenure of Chief Justice Earl Warren (1953-1969) that revolutionized criminal procedure
To improve the administration of justice : a history of the American Judicature Society by American Judicature Society( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combatting housing discrimination( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employment of Blacks by the federal government( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attitudes, goals, and priorities( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desegregation of public transportation, facilities, and programs( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voting rights( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice Department briefs in crucial civil rights cases, 1948-1968 by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights, the White House, and the Justice Department, 1945-1968 : a 20 volume series of key documents in facsimile( Book )

19 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights, the White House, and the Justice Department, 1945-1968( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Smith Act and the Communist Party; a study in political justice by Michal R Belknap( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights, the White House, and the Justice Department, 1945-1968 : a 20 volume series of key documents in facsimile( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights, the White House, and the Justice Department : 1945-1968 ; a 20 volume series of key documents in facsimile( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Vietnam War on trial : the My Lai Massacre and the court-martial of Lieutenant Calley
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Federal law and Southern order : racial violence and constitutional conflict in the post-Brown SouthThe Vietnam War on trial : the My Lai Massacre and the court-martial of Lieutenant CalleyCold war political justice : the Smith Act, the Communist Party, and American civil libertiesThe Supreme Court under Earl Warren, 1953-1969The Vinson court : justices, rulings, and legacyThe Supreme Court and criminal procedure : the Warren Court revolution