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Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney : slavery, secession, and the president's war powers

Author: James F Simon
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2006] ©2006
Series: Simon & Schuster Lincoln library
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The clashes between President Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney over slavery, secession, and the president's constitutional war powers went to the heart of Lincoln's presidency. Legal historian Simon brings to life the passionate struggle during the worst crisis in the nation's history, the Civil War. The issues that underlaid that crisis--race, states' rights, and the president's wartime authority--resonate today in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Roger Brooke Taney; Abraham Lincoln; Roger Brooke Taney; Abraham Lincoln; Roger Brooke Taney; Abraham Lincoln; Roger Brooke Taney
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James F Simon
ISBN: 9780743250320 074325032X 0743250338 9780743250337
OCLC Number: 70179400
Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "A moonlight mind" --
"My politics are short and sweet" --
"The monstrous injustice of slavery" --
Dred Scott --
"The better angels of our nature" --
"All the laws but one" --
"A people's contest" --
Silencing the agitator.
Series Title: Simon & Schuster Lincoln library
Other Titles: Slavery, secession, and the president's war powers
Responsibility: James F. Simon.
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