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The Resource Rutgers v. Waddington : Alexander Hamilton, the End of the War for Independence, and the Origins of Judicial Review, Peter Charles Hoffer

Rutgers v. Waddington : Alexander Hamilton, the End of the War for Independence, and the Origins of Judicial Review, Peter Charles Hoffer

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Rutgers v. Waddington : Alexander Hamilton, the End of the War for Independence, and the Origins of Judicial Review
Title
Rutgers v. Waddington
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Alexander Hamilton, the End of the War for Independence, and the Origins of Judicial Review
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Peter Charles Hoffer
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eng
Summary
"Once the dust of the Revolution settled, the problem of reconciling the erstwhile warring factions arose, and as is often the case in the aftermath of violent revolutions, the matter made its way into the legal arena. Rutgers v. Waddington was such a case. Through this little-known but remarkable dispute over back rent for a burned-down brewery, Peter Charles Hoffer recounts a tale of political and constitutional intrigue involving some of the most important actors in America's transition from a confederation of states under the Articles of Confederation to a national republic under the U.S. Constitution. At the end of the Revolution, the widow Rutgers and her sons returned to the brewery they{u2019}d abandoned when the British had occupied New York. They demanded rent from Waddington, the loyalist who had rented the facility under the British occupation. Under a punitive New York state law, the loyalist Waddington was liable. But the peace treaty's provisions protecting loyalists' property rights said otherwise. Appearing for the defendants was war veteran, future Federalist, and first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton. And, as always, lurking in the background was the estimable Aaron Burr. As Hoffer details Hamilton's arguments for the supremacy of treaty law over state law, the significance of Rutgers v. Waddington in the development of a strong central government emerges clearly--as does the role of the courts in bridging the young nation's divisions in the Revolution's wake. Rutgers v. Waddington illustrates a foundational moment in American history. As such, it is an encapsulation of a society riven by war, buffeted by revolutionary change attempting to piece together the true meaning of, in John Adams' formulation, 'rule by law, and not by men.'"--Publisher description
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1944-
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Hoffer, Peter Charles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Landmark law cases & American society
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  • Rutgers, Elizabeth
  • Waddington, Joshua
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Military occupation damages
  • United States
  • United States
  • Treaty-making power
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Rutgers v. Waddington : Alexander Hamilton, the End of the War for Independence, and the Origins of Judicial Review, Peter Charles Hoffer
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-145) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 152 pages
Isbn
9780700622047
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015035635
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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YBP Library Services
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(OCoLC)921142214
Label
Rutgers v. Waddington : Alexander Hamilton, the End of the War for Independence, and the Origins of Judicial Review, Peter Charles Hoffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-145) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 152 pages
Isbn
9780700622047
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015035635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
YBP Library Services
System control number
(OCoLC)921142214

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