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The Resource The forgotten emancipator : James Mitchell Ashley and the ideological origins of reconstruction, Rebecca E. Zietlow, (electronic resource)

The forgotten emancipator : James Mitchell Ashley and the ideological origins of reconstruction, Rebecca E. Zietlow, (electronic resource)

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The forgotten emancipator : James Mitchell Ashley and the ideological origins of reconstruction
Title
The forgotten emancipator
Title remainder
James Mitchell Ashley and the ideological origins of reconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca E. Zietlow
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Congressman James M. Ashley, a member of the House of Representatives from 1858 to 1868, and was the main sponsor of the Thirteenth Amendment to the American Constitution, which declared the institution of slavery unconstitutional. Rebecca E. Zietlow uses Ashley's life as a unique lens through which to explore the ideological origins of Reconstruction and the constitutional changes of this era. Zietlow recounts how Ashley and his antislavery allies shared an egalitarian free labor ideology that was influenced by the political antislavery movement and the nascent labor movement - a vision that conflicted directly with the institution of slavery. Ashley's story sheds important light on the meaning and power of popular constitutionalism: how the constitution is interpreted outside of the courts and the power that citizens and their elected officials can have in enacting legal change. The book shows how Reconstruction not only expanded racial equality but also transformed the rights of workers throughout America.--
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Zietlow, Rebecca E
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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  • Ashley, James Mitchell
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Label
The forgotten emancipator : James Mitchell Ashley and the ideological origins of reconstruction, Rebecca E. Zietlow, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316155059
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
James Ashley, the forgotten emancipator -- Antislavery constitutionalism and the meaning of freedom -- Free labor and wage slavery: the labor and antislavery movements -- Ashley's egalitarian free labor vision -- Ashley in Congress, 1859-1863 -- The Thirteenth Amendment and a new republic -- Enforcing the Thirteenth Amendment: Reconstruction and a positive right to free labor -- After Congress: the old antislavery guard and the northern worker -- Epilogue
Control code
CR9781316155059
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 202 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
9781107479234
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)1013722828
Label
The forgotten emancipator : James Mitchell Ashley and the ideological origins of reconstruction, Rebecca E. Zietlow, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316155059
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
James Ashley, the forgotten emancipator -- Antislavery constitutionalism and the meaning of freedom -- Free labor and wage slavery: the labor and antislavery movements -- Ashley's egalitarian free labor vision -- Ashley in Congress, 1859-1863 -- The Thirteenth Amendment and a new republic -- Enforcing the Thirteenth Amendment: Reconstruction and a positive right to free labor -- After Congress: the old antislavery guard and the northern worker -- Epilogue
Control code
CR9781316155059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 202 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
9781107479234
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)1013722828

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