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

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

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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Although hundreds of thousands of people died fighting in the Civil War, perhaps the war's biggest casualty was the nation's legal order. A Nation of Rights 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. Ultimately, Laura F. Edwards argues that this new nation of rights offered up promises that would prove difficult to sustain."--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwards, Laura F
Dewey number
349.7309/034
Index
index present
LC call number
KF366
LC item number
.E318 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New histories of American law
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877)
  • Law
  • Civil rights
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • HISTORY
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
  • Law
  • Legislation
  • United States
  • Recht
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • Derecho
  • Derechos civiles
  • Afroamericanos
  • Reconstrucción (Historia E.E.U.U., 1865-1877)
  • Estados Unidos
Label
A legal history of the Civil war and Reconstruction : a nation of rights, Laura F. Edwards, Duke University
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=43592
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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
ocn889577465
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781107401341
Lccn
2014033240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781107401341
  • (OCoLC)889577465
Label
A legal history of the Civil war and Reconstruction : a nation of rights, Laura F. Edwards, Duke University
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=43592
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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
ocn889577465
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781107401341
Lccn
2014033240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781107401341
  • (OCoLC)889577465

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