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Lincoln's Constitution

Author: Daniel A Farber
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Farber, Daniel A., 1950-
Lincoln's Constitution.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003
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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