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Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War
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Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

Paul D. Moreno and Jonathan O'Neill

Abstract

This collection of essays shows how the constitutional aspects of the Civil War were part of American politics for a long time before and after the conflict by examining developments from the founding era to the Progressive era. The contributors, both political theorists and historians, consider constitutional issues leading to the Civil War, the crucial role of Abraham Lincoln's statesmanship, and how the constitutional aspects of the War and Reconstruction endured in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The authors range widely: from George Washington's conception of the Union and his fea ... More

Keywords: constitutionalism, Civil War, constitutional construction, Abraham Lincoln, Progressive era, statesmanship, Reconstruction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823251940
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251940.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul D. Moreno, editor
Hillsdale College

Jonathan O'Neill, editor
Georgia Southern University

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Introduction

Paul D. Moreno and Johnathan O'Neill

I Constitutionalism Endangered: The Road to Civil War

2 Lincoln on Black Citizenship

Joseph R. Fornieri

II Legal Change and Constitutional Politics in Reconstruction and the Gilded Age

5 At Every Fireside

Michael Les Benedict

III Contesting the Legacy of Lincoln and the Civil War in the Progressive Era

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