How Dartmouth College Commemorated the Bicentennial of the Dartmouth College Case
Dartmouth College v. Woodward

How Dartmouth College Commemorated the Bicentennial of the Dartmouth College Case

Editors’ Note: Robert Bonner continues HistPhil’s forum commemorating the 200th anniversary of Dartmouth College v. Woodward with a post on how Dartmouth College marked the occasion. Students at Dartmouth College launch the calendar year with two extravaganzas: a snowy Winter Carnival followed by a glitzy “Dartmouth Idol” talent competition. In 2019, a different sort of … Continue reading

The Dartmouth College Decision as a Pillar of the Regulatory State
Dartmouth College v. Woodward

The Dartmouth College Decision as a Pillar of the Regulatory State

Editors’ Note: Naomi Lamoreaux continues HistPhil’s forum marking the 200th anniversary of the Dartmouth College v. Woodward decision. In 1819 the U.S. Supreme Court announced in Dartmouth College v. Woodward that a charter granted by the state to form a private corporation was a contract protected by Article I, Section 10 of the federal constitution:  “No State … Continue reading

Public Men and Private Corporations: Dartmouth v Woodward and the Development of U.S. Civil Society
Dartmouth College v. Woodward

Public Men and Private Corporations: Dartmouth v Woodward and the Development of U.S. Civil Society

Editors’ Note: This post from Johann Neem begins HistPhil‘s online forum marking the 200th anniversary of the Supreme Court case Dartmouth College v. Woodward, a landmark decision in shaping the legal landscape of U.S. civil society. In this forum, a corps of distinguished scholars reflect on the complex legacy of Dartmouth v. Woodward, in the … Continue reading