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Reconstructing reconstruction : the Supreme Court and the production of historical truth

Author: Pamela Brandwein
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the post-Civil War struggle between competing political and legal interpretations of slavery and Reconstruction to reveal how accepted historical truth was established. Offering an approach  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brandwein, Pamela.
Reconstructing reconstruction.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)624777579
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Brandwein
ISBN: 0822323168 9780822323167 0822322846 9780822322849
OCLC Number: 39539167
Description: xi, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Slavery as an interpretive issue in the 39th reconstruction congress: the northern Democrats --
Republican slavery criticism --
The Supreme Court's official history --
Dueling histories: Charles Fairman and William Crosskey reconstruct "original understanding" --
Recipes for "acceptable" history --
History as an institutional resource: Warren Court debates over legislative apportionment --
Constitutional law as a "culture of argument": toward a sociology of constitutional law.
Responsibility: Pamela Brandwein.
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"Brandwein's impressive study adds a new dimension to the understanding of Reconstruction ideology and its legacy for future civil rights jurisprudence. . . . Highly recommended." - Choice "[A] Read more...

 
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