Echo of its time : the history of the Federal District Court of Nebraska, 1867-1933
- John R. Wunder and Mark R. Scherer.
- Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 
- Physical description
- xiii, 338 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-326) and index.
- Contents List of Illustrations Introduction 1. In the Beginning 2. The Dundy Years 3. Native Americans and Judge Dundy 4. Railroads and the Ermine of the Bench 5. The Politics of Transition 6. The "One Munger" Court 7. The Cattle Barons Cases 8. The "Two Munger" Court 9. The Early Munger-Woodrough Years 10. Prohibition and the Dennison Trial Notes Bibliography Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Throughout its existence the Federal District Court of Nebraska has echoed the dynamics of its time, reflecting the concerns, interests, and passions of the people who have made this state their home. Echo of Its Time explores the court's development, from its inception in 1867 through 1933, tracing the careers of its first four judges: Elmer Dundy, William Munger, Thomas Munger (no relation), and Joseph Woodrough, whose rulings addressed an array of issues and controversies echoing macro-level developments within the state, nation, and world. Echo of Its Time both informs and entertains while using the court's operations as a unique and accessible prism through which to explore broader themes in the history of the state and the nation. The book explores the inner workings of the court through Thomas Munger's personal correspondence, as well as the court's origins and growing influence under the direction of its legendary first judge, Elmer Dundy. Dundy handled many notable and controversial matters and made significant decisions in the field of Native American law, including Standing Bear v. Crook and Elk v. Wilkins. From the turn of the century through 1933 the court's docket reflected the dramatic and rapid changes in state, regional, and national dynamics, including labor disputes and violence, political corruption and Progressive Era reform efforts, conflicts between cattle ranchers and homesteaders, wartime sedition and "slacker" prosecutions, criminal enterprises, and the endless battles between government agents and bootleggers during Prohibition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496212146 20190218
- United States. District Court (Nebraska) > History > 19th century.
- United States. District Court (Nebraska) > History > 20th century.
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- United States. District Court (Nebraska)
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