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Free in the world : American slavery and constitutional failure

Author: Mark E Brandon
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Brandon examines the breakdown of American constitutional order in the nineteenth century, paying special attention to slavery as an institution and as a subject of political rhetoric. He draws on historical narrative and constitutional theory to argue that the Constitution failed both because it denied to slaves and free blacks the means to participate in political life and because it could not  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark E Brandon
ISBN: 0691015813 9780691015811
OCLC Number: 37115206
Description: xviii, 248 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Constitutionalism, History, and Constitutional Failure --
Foundings, Myths, and Constitutional Division --
Interpretive Authority and Constitutional Division, Part --
Interpretive Authority and Constitutional Division, Part --
Lincoln, Douglas, and the Illusion of Division --
Constitutional Autonomy, Discourse, and Failure --
No Exit? Secession and Constitutionalism --
Remaking America: Reconstruction and Constitutional Failure.
Responsibility: Mark E. Brandon.
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The American Constitution is often held up as a model for other countries to imitate. This book examines the breakdown of American constitutional order in the nineteenth century, paying special  Read more...

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