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The Antebellum Origins of the Modern Constitution

Author: Simon J. Gilhooley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2020-10-29
Genre: Law
ISBN: 1108496121
Rating: 4.6/5 (21 downloads)

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Locates the origins of the modern sense of a Founder's Constitution in Antebellum debates over slavery in the nation's capital.

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The Blessings of Liberty

Author: Michael Les Benedict
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 661
Release: 2022-07-11
Genre: History
ISBN: 1538165562
Rating: 4.5/5 (62 downloads)

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This concise, accessible text by historian Michael Benedict provides students with a history of American constitutional development in the context of political, economic, and social change. The fourth edition is updated to include the 2016 election, the Trump administration, the 2020 election, and the first activities of the Biden administration.

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Slavery and Sacred Texts

Author: Jordan T. Watkins
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2021-07
Genre: History
ISBN: 110847814X
Rating: 4.8/5 (4 downloads)

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An analysis of the development of historical consciousness in antebellum America, using the debate over slavery as a case study.

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A Fire Bell in the Past

Author: Jeffrey L. Pasley
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2021-06-25
Genre: History
ISBN: 0826274587
Rating: 4.4/5 (87 downloads)

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Many new states entered the United States around 200 years ago, but only Missouri almost killed the nation it was trying to join. When the House of Representatives passed the Tallmadge Amendment banning slavery from the prospective new state in February 1819, it set off a two-year political crisis in which growing northern antislavery sentiment confronted the southern whites’ aggressive calls for slavery’s westward expansion. The Missouri Crisis divided the U.S. into slave and free states for the first time and crystallized many of the arguments and conflicts that would later be settled violently during the Civil War. The episode was, as Thomas Jefferson put it, “a fire bell in the night” that terrified him as the possible “knell of the Union.” Drawing on the participants in two landmark conferences held at the University of Missouri and the City University of New York, this first of two volumes finds myriad new perspectives on the Missouri Crisis. Celebrating Missouri’s bicentennial the scholarly way, with fresh research and unsparing analysis, this eloquent collection of essays from distinguished historians gives the epochal struggle over Missouri statehood its due as a major turning point in American history. Contributors include the editors, Christa Dierksheide, David N. Gellman, Sarah L. H. Gronningsater, Robert Lee, Donald Ratcliffe, Andrew Shankman, Anne Twitty, John R. Van Atta, and David Waldstreicher.

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The Constitutional Origins of the American Civil War

Author: Michael F. Conlin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2019-07-18
Genre: History
ISBN: 1108495273
Rating: 4.5/5 (73 downloads)

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Demonstrates the crucial role that the Constitution played in the coming of the Civil War.

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Rediscovering a Nation

Author: Michael Wayne Santos
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2022-07
Genre: History
ISBN: 1538169223
Rating: 4.9/5 (23 downloads)

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Polarization. Division. Hate. Many Americans wonder how our politics became dysfunctional—and what it will take to fix it. Historian Michael Santos takes readers on a journey to the heart of the American nation and the values that have allowed us to overcome previous challenges, sometimes in spite of ourselves. He remembers the heroes and heroines who challenged us to be better versions of ourselves. Santos addresses a series of interrelated questions: What are the legacies of this country, handed down to us by the Founders? What have previous generations done to keep the principles upon which the Republic rests alive and to advance their implications for more and more people? Where were the fault lines that put the American experiment at risk, and how have we overcome them? And when we have failed to overcome them, what possible lessons are there for an understanding of what America is and can become? By offering these historical perspectives, Santos helps readers overcome the current crisis in faith about the present challenges and future prospects for the American experiment.

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A Wider Type of Freedom

Author: Daniel Martinez HoSang
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-09-21
Genre: History
ISBN: 0520974190
Rating: 4.4/5 (9 downloads)

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A sweeping history of transformative, radical, and abolitionist movements in the United States that places the struggle for racial justice at the center of universal liberation. In Where Do We Go From Here? (1967), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., described racism as "a philosophy based on a contempt for life," a totalizing social theory that could only be confronted with an equally massive response, by "restructuring the whole of American society." A Wider Type of Freedom provides a survey of the truly transformative visions of racial justice in the United States, an often-hidden history that has produced conceptions of freedom and interdependence never envisioned in the nation's dominant political framework. A Wider Type of Freedom brings together stories of the social movements, intellectuals, artists, and cultural formations that have centered racial justice and the abolition of white supremacy as the foundation for a universal liberation. Daniel Martinez HoSang taps into moments across time and place to reveal the longstanding drive toward a vision of universal emancipation. From the nineteenth century's abolition democracy and the struggle to end forced sterilizations, to the twentieth century's domestic worker organizing campaigns, to the twenty-first century's environmental justice movement, he reveals a bold, shared desire to realize the antithesis of "a philosophy based on a contempt for life," as articulated by Martin Luther King Jr. Rather than seeking "equal rights" within failed systems, these efforts generated new visions that embraced human difference, vulnerability, and interdependence as core productive facets of our collective experience.

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The Evangelical Origins of the Living Constitution

Author: John W. Compton
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2014-03-10
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0674419898
Rating: 4.9/5 (98 downloads)

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John Compton shows how evangelicals, not New Deal reformers, paved the way for the most important constitutional developments of the twentieth century. Their early-1800s crusade to destroy property that made immorality possible challenged founding-era legal protections of slavery, lotteries, and liquor sales and opened the door to progressivism.

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Slavery, Capitalism, and Politics in the Antebellum Republic: Volume 1, Commerce and Compromise, 1820-1850

Author: John Ashworth
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 1995
Genre: History
ISBN: 0521474876
Rating: 4.4/5 (76 downloads)

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Congress, the Court, and the Constitution

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1999
Genre: Constitutional law
ISBN:
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Rediscovering Republicanism

Author: John Nantz
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2021-10-19
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0761872345
Rating: 4.2/5 (45 downloads)

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Rediscovering Republicanism explores and explicates America’s two key political ideologies – founding-era American Republicanism and American Progressivism – and argues that American Republicanism rests on a sounder view of human nature and politics and offers the best path forward for renewing and reforming America’s federal government today.

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Covenant and Civil Society

Author: Daniel Judah Elazar
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 432
Release:
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781412820493
Rating: 4.2/5 (24 downloads)

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Part 4 of this important series considers issues of communal solidarity on a postmodern basis. Elazar traces the transition from the covenanted commonwealth of the Protestant Reformation to the civil society of the modern epoch, and explores the covenant's role in the modern statist era and the development of modern democracy. Elazar concludes with an examination of the present and future of covenantal thought.

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The Bill of Rights in Modern America

Author: David J. Bodenhamer
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2022-04-05
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0253060737
Rating: 4.0/5 (37 downloads)

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As the 2020s began, protestors filled the streets, politicians clashed over how to respond to a global pandemic, and new scrutiny was placed on what rights US citizens should be afforded. Newly revised and expanded to address immigration, gay rights, privacy rights, affirmative action, and more, The Bill of Rights in Modern America provides clear insights into the issues currently shaping the United States. Essays explore the law and history behind contentious debates over such topics as gun rights, limits on the powers of law enforcement, the death penalty, abortion, and states' rights. Accessible and easy to read, the discerning research offered in The Bill of Rights in Modern America will help inform critical discussions for years to come.

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Essays in the History of Canadian Law

Author: George Blaine Baker
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2013-12-06
Genre: History
ISBN: 1442670061
Rating: 4.0/5 (61 downloads)

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The essays in this volume deal with the legal history of the Province of Quebec, Upper and Lower Canada, and the Province of Canada between the British conquest of 1759 and confederation of the British North America colonies in 1867. The backbone of the modern Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, this geographic area was unified politically for more than half of the period under consideration. As such, four of the papers are set in the geographic cradle of modern Quebec, four treat nineteenth-century Ontario, and the remaining four deal with the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes watershed as a whole. The authors come from disciplines as diverse as history, socio-legal studies, women’s studies, and law. The majority make substantial use of second-language sources in their essays, which shade into intellectual history, social and family history, regulatory history, and political history.

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Essays in the History of Canadian Law

Author: G. Blaine Baker
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 609
Release: 1981-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 1442648155
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The essays in this volume deal with the legal history of the Province of Quebec, Upper and Lower Canada, and the Province of Canada between the British conquest of 1759 and confederation of the British North America colonies in 1867. The backbone of the modern Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec, this geographic area was unified politically for more than half of the period under consideration. As such, four of the papers are set in the geographic cradle of modern Quebec, four treat nineteenth-century Ontario, and the remaining four deal with the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes watershed as a whole. The authors come from disciplines as diverse as history, socio-legal studies, women's studies, and law. The majority make substantial use of second-language sources in their essays, which shade into intellectual history, social and family history, regulatory history, and political history.

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The People’s Welfare

Author: William J. Novak
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2000-11-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 0807863653
Rating: 4.3/5 (53 downloads)

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Much of today's political rhetoric decries the welfare state and our maze of government regulations. Critics hark back to a time before the state intervened so directly in citizens' lives. In The People's Welfare, William Novak refutes this vision of a stateless past by documenting America's long history of government regulation in the areas of public safety, political economy, public property, morality, and public health. Challenging the myth of American individualism, Novak recovers a distinctive nineteenth-century commitment to shared obligations and public duties in a well-regulated society. Novak explores the by-laws, ordinances, statutes, and common law restrictions that regulated almost every aspect of America's society and economy, including fire regulations, inspection and licensing rules, fair marketplace laws, the moral policing of prostitution and drunkenness, and health and sanitary codes. Based on a reading of more than one thousand court cases in addition to the leading legal and political texts of the nineteenth century, The People's Welfare demonstrates the deep roots of regulation in America and offers a startling reinterpretation of the history of American governance.

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Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil

Author: Mark A. Graber
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2006-07-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781139457071
Rating: 4.9/5 (57 downloads)

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Dred Scott and the Problem of Constitutional Evil , first published in 2006, concerns what is entailed by pledging allegiance to a constitutional text and tradition saturated with concessions to evil. The Constitution of the United States was originally understood as an effort to mediate controversies between persons who disputed fundamental values, and did not offer a vision of the good society. In order to form a 'more perfect union' with slaveholders, late-eighteenth-century citizens fashioned a constitution that plainly compelled some injustices and was silent or ambiguous on other questions of fundamental right. This constitutional relationship could survive only as long as a bisectional consensus was required to resolve all constitutional questions not settled in 1787. Dred Scott challenges persons committed to human freedom to determine whether antislavery northerners should have provided more accommodations for slavery than were constitutionally strictly necessary or risked the enormous destruction of life and property that preceded Lincoln's new birth of freedom.