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The Resource Lincoln and the triumph of the nation : constitutional conflict in the American Civil War, Mark E. Neely

Lincoln and the triumph of the nation : constitutional conflict in the American Civil War, Mark E. Neely

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Lincoln and the triumph of the nation : constitutional conflict in the American Civil War
Title
Lincoln and the triumph of the nation
Title remainder
constitutional conflict in the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Mark E. Neely
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Civil War placed the U.S. Constitution under unprecedented--and, to this day, still unmatched--strain. Neely examines for the first time in one book the U.S. Constitution and its often overlooked cousin, the Confederate Constitution, and the ways the documents shaped the struggle for national survival"--Provided by publisher
  • "The Civil War placed the U.S. Constitution under unprecedented--and, to this day, still unmatched--strain. In Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mark Neely examines for the first time in one book the U.S. Constitution and its often overlooked cousin, the Confederate Constitution, and the ways the documents shaped the struggle for national survival. Previous scholars have examined wartime challenges to civil liberties and questions of presidential power, but Neely argues that the constitutional conflict extended to the largest questions of national existence. Drawing on judicial opinions, presidential state papers, and political pamphlets spiced with the everyday immediacy of the partisan press, Neely reveals how judges, lawyers, editors, politicians, and government officials, both North and South, used their constitutions to fight the war and save, or create, their nation. Lincoln and the triumph of the nation illuminates how the U.S. Constitution not only survived its greatest test but emerged stronger after the war. That this happened at a time when the nation's very existence was threatened, Neely argues, speaks ultimately to the wisdom of the Union leadership, notably President Lincoln and his vision of the American nation"--Provided by publisher
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Neely, Mark E
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Index
index present
LC call number
KFZ9001.5
LC item number
.N44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Littlefield history of the Civil War era
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Habeas corpus
  • Civil rights
  • United States
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Lincoln and the triumph of the nation : constitutional conflict in the American Civil War, Mark E. Neely
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-398) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Secession and anarchy : Lincoln's view of the constitution and the nation -- Habeas corpus, the nation, and the presidency -- The Emancipation Proclamation : the triumph of nationalism over racism and the constitution -- Soldiers in the courtroom -- The nation in the courts : the least dangerous branch fights the civil war -- Secession : deratifying the constitution -- The police state of Richmond -- State rights in the confederacy
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
408 p.
Isbn
9780807835180
Lccn
2011022144
System control number
(DLC)BK0009727292
Label
Lincoln and the triumph of the nation : constitutional conflict in the American Civil War, Mark E. Neely
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-398) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Secession and anarchy : Lincoln's view of the constitution and the nation -- Habeas corpus, the nation, and the presidency -- The Emancipation Proclamation : the triumph of nationalism over racism and the constitution -- Soldiers in the courtroom -- The nation in the courts : the least dangerous branch fights the civil war -- Secession : deratifying the constitution -- The police state of Richmond -- State rights in the confederacy
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
408 p.
Isbn
9780807835180
Lccn
2011022144
System control number
(DLC)BK0009727292

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