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The Great Yazoo Lands Sale
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This book tells the story of how the great Yazoo lands sale gave rise to the 1810 case in which the Supreme Court, under Chief Justice John Marshall, for the first time ruled the action of a state to be in violation of the Constitution, specifically the contract clause.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Editors’ Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 17-26
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  1. 1. Georgia Sells Its Western Lands
  2. pp. 27-52
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  1. 2. Georgia Rescinds the Yazoo Sale
  2. pp. 53-71
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  1. 3. New England Purchasers Become Yazoo Claimants
  2. pp. 72-97
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  1. 4. Fletcher Sues Peck; Congress Debates Yazoo
  2. pp. 98-125
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  1. 5. The Contract Clause, Vested Rights, and First Argument, 1809
  2. pp. 126-158
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  1. 6. The Supreme Court Decides Fletcher; Congress Indemnifies Claimants
  2. pp. 159-192
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  1. 7. The Marshall Court and the Contract Clause after Fletcher
  2. pp. 193-218
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. 219-224
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  1. Bibliographical Essay
  2. pp. 225-238
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 239-246
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  1. Back Cover
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