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

Author: James F Simon
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : 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. [In this book, the author] 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Roger Brooke Taney; Abraham Lincoln; Roger Brooke Taney
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: James F Simon
OCLC Number: 156835769
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
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 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: James F. Simon.

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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. [In this book, the author] 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 the nation's political debate.

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