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The Resource The antebellum origins of the modern Constitution : slavery and the spirit of the American founding, Simon J. Gilhooley, (electronic resource)

The antebellum origins of the modern Constitution : slavery and the spirit of the American founding, Simon J. Gilhooley, (electronic resource)

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The antebellum origins of the modern Constitution : slavery and the spirit of the American founding
Title
The antebellum origins of the modern Constitution
Title remainder
slavery and the spirit of the American founding
Statement of responsibility
Simon J. Gilhooley
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Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that conflicts over slavery and abolition in the early American Republic generated a mode of constitutional interpretation that remains powerful today: the belief that the historical spirit of founding holds authority over the current moment. Simon J. Gilhooley traces how debates around the existence of slavery in the District of Columbia gave rise to the articulation of this constitutional interpretation, which constrained the radical potential of the constitutional text. To reconstruct the origins of this interpretation, Gilhooley draws on rich sources that include historical newspapers, pamphlets, and congressional debates. Examining free black activism in the North, Abolitionism in the 1830s, and the evolution of pro-slavery thought, this book shows how in navigating the existence of slavery in the District and the fundamental constitutional issue of the enslaved's personhood, Antebellum opponents of abolition came to promote an enduring but constraining constitutional imaginary.--
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Gilhooley, Simon J
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies on the American Constitution
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Constitutional history
  • Antislavery movements
  • Slavery
  • United States
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The antebellum origins of the modern Constitution : slavery and the spirit of the American founding, Simon J. Gilhooley, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108866125
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The constitutional imaginaries of the Missouri Crisis -- The Declaration of Independence and Black Citizenship in the 1820s -- Abolitionism and the Constitution in the 1830s -- The slaveholding South and the constitutionalization of slavery theories of the federal compact in the 1830s -- Slavery, The District of Columbia, and the Constitution -- The congressional crisis of 1836 -- The compact and the election of 1836 -- The afterlife of the compact of 1836
Control code
CR9781108866125
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108866125
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)1157633713
Label
The antebellum origins of the modern Constitution : slavery and the spirit of the American founding, Simon J. Gilhooley, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108866125
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
The constitutional imaginaries of the Missouri Crisis -- The Declaration of Independence and Black Citizenship in the 1820s -- Abolitionism and the Constitution in the 1830s -- The slaveholding South and the constitutionalization of slavery theories of the federal compact in the 1830s -- Slavery, The District of Columbia, and the Constitution -- The congressional crisis of 1836 -- The compact and the election of 1836 -- The afterlife of the compact of 1836
Control code
CR9781108866125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 273 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108866125
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)1157633713

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