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In Traveling the Beaten Trail: Charles Tait’s Charges to Federal Grand Juries 1822–1825, a concise and essential addition to the Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library, authors Paul M. Pruitt Jr., David I. Durham, and Sally E. Hadden capture the life, achievements, and legacy of federal judge Charles Tait. Throughout his colorful career, Tait left an unmistakable impression on Alabama politics. He had a major influence over the federal bar and its practice, and he also made it his personal responsibility to educate the public. Traveling the Beaten Trail offers a brief biographical account of Charles Tait’s life, highlighting various noteworthy events, such as the array of professions he undertook—from professor, to planter, to lawyer, to senator. The remainder of the text focuses on in-depth analyses of Tait's grand jury charges for 1822, 1824, and 1825.
 
About Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library
This collection offers a series of edited documents that contribute to an understanding of the development of legal history, culture, or doctrine. Series editors Paul M. Pruitt Jr. and David I. Durham have selected a variety of materials—a lecture, diaries, letters, speeches, a ledger, commonplace books, a code of ethics, court reports—to illustrate unique examples of legal life and thought.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Charles Tait: A Biographical Sketch
  2. Paul M. Pruitt, Jr., David I. Durham
  3. pp. 1-44
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  1. Exhibition, Exhortation, Example: Judge Tait's Antebellum Grand Jury Charges and Legal Problems on the Frontier
  2. Sally E. Hadden
  3. pp. 45-78
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  1. 1822 Grand Jury Charge
  2. Sarah Elizabeth Kelly
  3. pp. 79-84
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  1. 1824 Grand Jury Charge
  2. Samantha Chandler
  3. pp. 85-92
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  1. 1825 Grand Jury Charge
  2. Paul M. Pruitt, Jr.
  3. pp. 93-98
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  1. Appendix 1: Facsimile of 1825 Grand Jury Charge
  2. pp. 99-108
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  1. Appendix 2: Charles Tait's Lawbooks
  2. pp. 109-114
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 115-120
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781941921036
Related ISBN
9781941921012
MARC Record
OCLC
1019646335
Pages
128
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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