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The Resource The constitutional origins of the American Civil War, Michael F. Conlin, (electronic resource)

The constitutional origins of the American Civil War, Michael F. Conlin, (electronic resource)

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The constitutional origins of the American Civil War
Title
The constitutional origins of the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Michael F. Conlin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In an incisive analysis of over two dozen clauses as well as several 'unwritten' rules and practices, The Constitutional Origins of the American Civil War shows how the Constitution aggravated the sectional conflict over slavery to the point of civil war. Going beyond the fugitive slave clause, the three-fifths clause, and the international slave trade clause, Michael F. Conlin demonstrates that many more constitutional provisions and practices played a crucial role in the bloody conflict that claimed the lives of over 750,000 Americans. He also reveals that ordinary Americans in the mid-nineteenth century had a surprisingly sophisticated knowledge of the provisions and the methods of interpretation of the Constitution. Lastly, Conlin reminds us that many of the debates that divide Americans today were present in the 1850s: minority rights vs. majority rule, original intent vs. a living Constitution, state's rights vs. federal supremacy, judicial activism vs. legislative prerogative, secession vs. union, and counter-majoritarianism vs. democracy.--
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1968-
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Conlin, Michael F.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Constitutional history
  • United States
Label
The constitutional origins of the American Civil War, Michael F. Conlin, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108575522
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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 original intent of the slaveholding founders -- Two constitutional wrongs did not guarantee a constitutional right -- The tyranny of the northern majority -- The spirit of 1787 -- The constitutional right of secession -- Epilogue : the founders' constitution no more
Control code
CR9781108575522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lvii, 291 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
9781108495271
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)1107322102
Label
The constitutional origins of the American Civil War, Michael F. Conlin, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108575522
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 original intent of the slaveholding founders -- Two constitutional wrongs did not guarantee a constitutional right -- The tyranny of the northern majority -- The spirit of 1787 -- The constitutional right of secession -- Epilogue : the founders' constitution no more
Control code
CR9781108575522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (lvii, 291 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
9781108495271
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)1107322102

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