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Lincoln's Constitution

Author: Daniel A Farber
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Civil War brought pressure on the Constitution that had never been seen before and hasn't been seen since, testing the document in much the same way as an engineer tests his materials to destruction to assess their structure. Did the South have the right to secede? Did Abraham Lincoln trample on the Bill of Rights? Can the president go to war without congressional approval? What is the nature of the Union, and  Read more...
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Farber, Daniel A., 1950-
Lincoln's Constitution.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003
(OCoLC)1085906714
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel A Farber
ISBN: 0226237931 9780226237930
OCLC Number: 50809121
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2003.
Description: 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The secession crisis --
Sovereignty --
The Supreme Law of the land --
The Union forever? --
The legitimacy of coercion --
Presidential power --
Individual rights --
The rule of law in dark times --
Afterword : The lessons of history.
Responsibility: Daniel Farber.
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Farber sets the constitutional problems that arose during Lincoln's term within their historical moment and investigates how well Lincoln's views hold up. The answers are crucial in understanding  Read more...

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<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/50809121#Review\/-1101143007<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Review<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:itemReviewed<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/50809121<\/a>> ; # Lincoln\'s Constitution<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:reviewBody<\/a> \"\"The Civil War brought pressure on the Constitution that had never been seen before and hasn\'t been seen since, testing the document in much the same way as an engineer tests his materials to destruction to assess their structure. Did the South have the right to secede? Did Abraham Lincoln trample on the Bill of Rights? Can the president go to war without congressional approval? What is the nature of the Union, and what are the limits of states\' rights? Forced to confront these issues during the Civil War, Lincoln ran squarely into the conflicts at the heart of our Constitution, conflicts that remain with us today.\" \"Daniel Farber\'s purpose in Lincoln\'s Constitution is to lead the reader to understand exactly what Lincoln did, what arguments he made in defense of his actions, and how his words and deeds fit into the context of the times. Farber sets the constitutional problems that arose during Lincoln\'s term within their historical moment, as illuminated by recent work by historians, and investigates how well Lincoln\'s views hold up today - over a century later. The answers are crucial not only for a better understanding of the Civil War but also for shedding light on issues that the courts struggle with now: state sovereignty, presidential power, and national security limitations on civil liberties.\" \"The first comprehensive evaluation of Lincoln\'s legal legacy in over seventy-five years, Lincoln\'s Constitution is a marvelous blending of history and constitutional thought. Written for the general reader, its insights speak urgently to us as our nation again finds itself in a time of danger and the limits of constitutional law are once more being tested.\"--Jacket.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

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