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Undergraduate Fellowship Office


Western's Fellowship Advisor works with students who are interested in nationally competitive scholarships. She helps students identify scholarships that match their academic interests and career goals and assists them in the preparation of their applications.

Please encourage students who are potential applicants and interested in learning about opportunities available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels to set up a meeting with the Advisor and to visit the website, For more information contact: Dr. Christine L Compston, .Fellowships Advisor, College Hall 241, 650-4241, [email protected]

Earl Warren Justice for All

Christine L. Compston  

ISBN13: 9780195130010  ISBN10: 0195130014

Bk Format, 160 pages ,  In Stock Price:$32.95 (04)


Oxford Portraits


In Earl Warren , Christine Compston examines how a man with little judicial experience became one of the greatest Supreme Court chief justices in the history of the United States. A natural leader, Warren rose from a working-class childhood to become governor of California before he was appointed to the Supreme Court. Warren had the courage to make decisions that were politically unpopular yet constitutionally sound and morally right, such as his first major opinion Brown v. Board of Education , which desegregated schools. By examining the life of this extraordinary judge, Earl Warren illuminates, with black-and-white photos and illustrations throughout, the struggles behind some of the most profound events of the 20th century, including World War II and the Japanese internment, the civil rights movement, the criminal protection revolution (i.e. Miranda V. Arizona ), and the investigation of President Kennedy's assassination. Reviews

"This book could be considered a biography of the man but its reach is much deeper than the individual."--School Library Journal


"A clearly written account of Warren's place in history....An excellent choice for a student researching Warren or the important legal decisions of the '60s. Also a good addition to a biography-reading list for U.S. history. It will definitely be added to one used by our social studies teachers."--Book Report


"An interesting, balanced account of a chief justice who left his mark on American history."--Booklist


"Well written and engrossing, and the visual components are well selected....This book really gives you a feeling for Earl Warren and his "People's Court."--New York Home Educator's Network

160 pages; 38 halftones & line illus; 6-1/2 x 9-1/4;

ISBN13: 978-0-19-513001-0  ISBN10: 0-19-513001-4

Subject Areas

History and Social Studies  

   U.S. History - African-American

   U.S. History - Civics and U.S. Government

   U.S. History - Civil Rights

Literature and Language Arts  



Time Required   3 class periods



  Analyzing primary source documents

Interpreting written information

Making inferences and drawing conclusions

Understanding the importance of perspective (a few examples are: analyzing primary source documents, interpreting written information, making inferences and drawing conclusions, etc.)  


Additional Student/Teacher Resources

  Student Worksheets (PDF)

Obama Race Speech


Author  Christine L. Compston U.S. history scholar Bellingham, WA


Date Posted    3/3/2009




Ex Officio Members


Christine L. Compston

Director, History Teaching Alliance, NHEN

National Advisory Board of The History Teacher

Christine L. Compston, History Teaching Alliance and National History Education Network; Robert A. Blackey, California State University, San Bernardino, ex officio


1994 AHA Committee Structure

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Teacher's Guide to the Gilded Age: History in Documents

Ph-Pages From History

by Greenwood/Compston

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Date published: 2003

ISBN-13: 9780195156232

ISBN: 0195156234

Rethinking the New Deal Court: The Structure of a Constitutional Revolution--Barry Cushman  

reviewed by Christine L. Compston

Volume 75,1996-1997 Issue Number 6 Book Review:  


Sanford Levinson, Fan Letters, (reviewing Robert M. Mennel and Christine L. Compston’s Holmes & Frankfurter:  Their Correspondence), 75 TEXAS L. REV. 1471 (1997).




In “Fan Letters,” Professor Levinson reviews  “Holmes & Frankfurter: Their Correspondence” by Robert M. Mennel and Christine L. Compston.  Levinson reviews this book from the perspective of one who has done in-depth research on both Holmes and Frankfurter.  He first compares this compilation to other works on the writings of Holmes and Frankfurter.  Following that, Levinson analyzes the relationship between Holmes and Frankfurter, as portrayed by their correspondence; he observes that it resembles a mentor-mentee relationship.  Holmes is described as having a “capacious intellect,” while Frankfurter appears “superficial” and “sycophantic.”  Levinson concludes that the book, while not changing his views on either of the two jurists, is “highly absorbing reading.”


'Able to fix old books in a single bound - Students learn and apply the art of binding'


By Christine L. Compston Special to The Christian Science Monitor / January 11, 2000

Christine L. Compston is a Liberal Arts Fellow in law and history at Harvard Law School, Cambridge Mass.