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Author Abrams, Paula, 1953-
Title Cross purposes : Pierce v. Society of Sisters and the struggle over compulsory public education / Paula Abrams.
Imprint Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2009]

Author Abrams, Paula, 1953-
Subject Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Pierce, Walter Marcus, 1861-1954 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Oregon -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Educational law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Due process of law -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Church schools -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Catholic schools -- Oregon -- Portland -- History -- 20th century.
Private schools -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Religious minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Catholics -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 280 pages) : illustrations
Note Case cited as: Pierce v. Society of Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, 268 U.S. 510 (1925).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-261) and index.
Contents One hundred percent Americanism -- We the people -- The entering wedge -- Good enough for all -- Who owns your child? -- Romanism -- Seeing red -- The majority will -- A great cross -- Turf -- A perfect storm -- Delicate and difficult questions -- Take the scholars -- An extravagance in simile -- Final duty and power -- The little red schoolhouse -- Last refuge -- A mere creature of the state -- Epilogue. Afterword : Pierce Redux.
Note Description based on print version record.
Summary "A definitive study of an extremely important, though curiously neglected, Supreme Court decision, Pierce v. Society of Sisters."--Robert O'Neil, Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Virginia School of Law "A careful and captivating examination of a dramatic and instructive clash between nationalism and religious pluralism, and of the ancient but ongoing struggle for control over the education of children and the formation of citizens."--Richard W. Garnett, Professor of Law and Associate Dean, Notre Dame Law School "A well-written, well-researched blend of law, politics, and history."--Joan DelFattore, Professor of English and Legal Studies, University of Delaware In 1922, the people of Oregon passed legislation requiring all children to attend public schools. For the nativists and progressives who had campaigned for the Oregon School Bill, it marked the first victory in a national campaign to homogenize education--and ultimately the populace. Private schools, both secular and religious, vowed to challenge the law. The Catholic Church, the largest provider of private education in the country and the primary target of the Ku Klux Klan campaign, stepped forward to lead the fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. In Pierce v. Society of Sisters (1925), the court declared the Oregon School Bill unconstitutional and ruled that parents have the right to determine how their children should be educated. Since then, Pierce has provided a precedent in many cases pitting parents against the state. Paula Abrams is Professor of Constitutional Law at Lewis & Clark Law School.
ISBN 9780472021390 (electronic bk.)
0472021397 (electronic bk.)
0472117009 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780472117000 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.3998/mpub.192896
OCLC # 743199607
Additional Format Print version: Cross purposes. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2009 9780472117000 (DLC) 2009024929

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