The contract clause : a constitutional history /

Few provisions of the American Constitution have had such a tumultuous history as the contract clause. Prompted by efforts in a number of states to interfere with debtor-creditor relationships after the Revolution, the clause--Article I, Section 10--reads that no state shall "pass any law impai...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ely, James W., Jr., 1938-
Format: Book
Published: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2016]
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Origins and early development
  • The Era of John Marshall, 1801-1835
  • The Taney Era
  • The Eras of the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • The gilded age
  • The early Twentieth Century
  • The contract clause in the age of regulation
  • Epilogue