Lincoln's Supreme Court

Author: David M. Silver
The definitive work on the Supreme Court during Lincoln's presidency
Paper – $27
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1998
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About the Book

Long considered the classic treatment of the subject, Lincoln's Supreme Court remains the only book to focus exclusively on Abraham Lincoln's role in modifying the Supreme Court to secure the power he needed to save the Union.

About the Author

David M. Silver is a professor emeritus of history and dean emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University.


"An interesting and well-written study of the Supreme Court during the Civil War. A worthwhile addition to the bibliography of Civil War politics."--Alfred H. Kelly, American Historical Review

"The general reader, as well as the historian, will find it interesting and reliable."--Maurice G. Baxter, Indiana Magazine of History

"A most important contribution which fills a gap in existing Lincoln literature."--New York World-Telegram and Sun