DOCUMENTARY HISTORY OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Author: United States. Dept. Of State. Bureau Of Rolls And Library
Publisher:
ISBN: 1462207936
Release Date: 2014-12-14
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Hardcover reprint of the original 1894 edition - beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo - 6x9. No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: United States. Dept. Of State. Bureau Of Rolls And Library. Documentary History Of The Constitution Of The United States Of America, 1786-1870. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: United States. Dept. Of State. Bureau Of Rolls And Library. Documentary History Of The Constitution Of The United States Of America, 1786-1870, . Washington, Department Of State, 1894. Subject: United States

The Yale Law School Guide to Research in American Legal History

Author: John B. Nann
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300235685
Release Date: 2018-06-19
Genre: Law

The study of legal history has a broad application that extends well beyond the interests of legal historians. An attorney arguing a case today may need to cite cases that are decades or even centuries old, and historians studying political or cultural history often encounter legal issues that affect their main subjects. Both groups need to understand the laws and legal practices of past eras. This essential reference is intended for the many nonspecialists who need to enter this arcane and often tricky area of research.

The Promises of Liberty

Author: Alexander Tsesis
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231520133
Release Date: 2010-09-30
Genre: History

In these original essays, America's leading historians and legal scholars reassess the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and its relevance to issues of liberty, justice, and equality. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States, reasserting the radical, egalitarian dimensions of the Constitution. It also laid the foundations for future civil rights and social justice legislation. Yet subsequent reinterpretation and misappropriation have curbed more substantive change. With constitutional jurisprudence undergoing a revival, The Promises of Liberty provides a full portrait of the Thirteenth Amendment and its potential for ensuring liberty. The collection begins with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Brion Davis, who discusses the failure of the Thirteenth Amendment to achieve its framers' objectives. The next piece, by Alexander Tsesis, provides a detailed account of the Amendment's revolutionary character. James M. McPherson, another Pulitzer recipient, recounts the influence of abolitionists on the ratification process, and Paul Finkelman focuses on who freed the slaves and President Lincoln's commitment to ending slavery. Michael Vorenberg revisits the nineteenth century's understanding of freedom and citizenship and the Amendment's surprisingly small role in the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction periods. William M. Wiecek shows how the Supreme Court's narrow interpretation once rendered the guarantee of freedom nearly illusory, and the collection's third Pulitzer Prize winner, David M. Oshinsky, explains how peonage undermined the prohibition against compulsory service. Subsequent essays relate the Thirteenth Amendment to congressional authority, hate crimes legislation, the labor movement, and immigrant rights. These chapters analyze unique features of the amendment along with its elusive meanings and affirm its power to reform criminal and immigration law, affirmative action policies, and the protection of civil liberties.

Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America 1786 1870 Derived from Records Manuscripts and Rolls Deposited in the Bure

Author: United States. Bureau Of Rolls And Libra
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 1172814333
Release Date: 2011-05
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