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Preserving the Constitution : essays on politics and the Constitution in the reconstruction era

Author: Michael Les Benedict
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2006.
Series: Reconstructing America (Series), no. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Americans ideas about constitutional liberty played a crucial role in the history of Reconstruction. They provided the basis for the Republican program of equal rights; ironically, they also set the limits to that program and reduced the prospects for its success. Americans were as concerned with preserving the Constitution as they were with changing it to protect liberty and equal rights. These two commitments were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Les Benedict
ISBN: 9780823225538 0823225534 0823225542 9780823225545
OCLC Number: 64592159
Description: xiii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preserving the Constitution : the conservative basis of radical reconstruction --
The rout of radicalism : Republicans and the elections of 1867 --
A new look at the impeachment of Andrew Johnson --
The party, going strong : Congress and elections in the mid-nineteenth century --
Factionalism and representation : some insight from the nineteenth-century United States --
The politics of reconstruction --
Salmon P. Chase and constitutional politics --
The problem of constitutionalism and constitutional liberty in the reconstruction South --
Reform Republicans and the retreat from reconstruction --
Southern Democrats in the crisis of 1876-77 : a reconsideration of reunion and reaction.
Series Title: Reconstructing America (Series), no. 11.
Responsibility: Michael Les Benedict.
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Finally available in one volume, these ten classic essays by a leading scholar track the way key political, factional, and legal struggles, shaped by popular commitment to constitutional principles,  Read more...

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Benedict's emphasis on the political development of constitutional ideas is a welcome corrective to conventional Court-centered accounts, restoring popular constitutionalism to its rightful place in Read more...

 
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