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The Resource A legal history of the Civil war and Reconstruction : a nation of rights, Laura F. Edwards, Duke University, (electronic resource)

A legal history of the Civil war and Reconstruction : a nation of rights, Laura F. Edwards, Duke University, (electronic resource)

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A legal history of the Civil war and Reconstruction : a nation of rights
Title
A legal history of the Civil war and Reconstruction
Title remainder
a nation of rights
Statement of responsibility
Laura F. Edwards, Duke University
Title variation
A Legal History of the Civil War & Reconstruction
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although hundreds of thousands of people died fighting in the American Civil War, perhaps the war's biggest casualty was the nation's legal order. A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction explores the implications of this major change by bringing legal history into dialogue with the scholarship of other historical fields. Federal policy on slavery and race, particularly the three Reconstruction amendments, are the best-known legal innovations of the era. Change, however, permeated all levels of the legal system, altering Americans' relationship to the law and allowing them to move popular conceptions of justice into the ambit of government policy. The results linked Americans to the nation through individual rights, which were extended to more people and, as a result of new claims, were reimagined to cover a wider array of issues. But rights had limits in what they could accomplish, particularly when it came to the collective goals that so many ordinary Americans advocated.--
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Edwards, Laura F
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • New histories of American law
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Law
  • Civil rights
  • African Americans
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
Label
A legal history of the Civil war and Reconstruction : a nation of rights, Laura F. Edwards, Duke University, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139017695
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The United States and Its Use of the People -- The Confederacy and Its Legal Contradictions -- Enslaved Americans, Emancipation, and the Future Legal Order -- The Federal Government and the Reconstruction of the Legal Order -- The Possibilities of Rights -- The Power of Law and the Limits of Rights -- Conclusion -- Bibliographic Essay
Control code
CR9781139017695
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107401341
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903236765
Label
A legal history of the Civil war and Reconstruction : a nation of rights, Laura F. Edwards, Duke University, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139017695
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The United States and Its Use of the People -- The Confederacy and Its Legal Contradictions -- Enslaved Americans, Emancipation, and the Future Legal Order -- The Federal Government and the Reconstruction of the Legal Order -- The Possibilities of Rights -- The Power of Law and the Limits of Rights -- Conclusion -- Bibliographic Essay
Control code
CR9781139017695
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107401341
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903236765

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