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The Resource Lincoln's Constitution, Daniel Farber

Lincoln's Constitution, Daniel Farber

Label
Lincoln's Constitution
Title
Lincoln's Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Farber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Civil War brought pressure on the Constitution that had never been seen before and hasn't been seen since, testing the document in much the same way as an engineer tests his materials to destruction to assess their structure. Did the South have the right to secede? Did Abraham Lincoln trample on the Bill of Rights? Can the president go to war without congressional approval? What is the nature of the Union, and what are the limits of states' rights? Forced to confront these issues during the Civil War, Lincoln ran squarely into the conflicts at the heart of our Constitution, conflicts that remain with us today." "Daniel Farber's purpose in Lincoln's Constitution is to lead the reader to understand exactly what Lincoln did, what arguments he made in defense of his actions, and how his words and deeds fit into the context of the times. Farber sets the constitutional problems that arose during Lincoln's term within their historical moment, as illuminated by recent work by historians, and investigates how well Lincoln's views hold up today - over a century later. The answers are crucial not only for a better understanding of the Civil War but also for shedding light on issues that the courts struggle with now: state sovereignty, presidential power, and national security limitations on civil liberties." "The first comprehensive evaluation of Lincoln's legal legacy in over seventy-five years, Lincoln's Constitution is a marvelous blending of history and constitutional thought. Written for the general reader, its insights speak urgently to us as our nation again finds itself in a time of danger and the limits of constitutional law are once more being tested."--Jacket
Awards note
Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2003.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farber, Daniel A.
Dewey number
342.73/029
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.F216 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • Grondwetten
Label
Lincoln's Constitution, Daniel Farber
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-234) 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
The secession crisis -- Sovereignty -- The Supreme Law of the land -- The Union forever? -- The legitimacy of coercion -- Presidential power -- Individual rights -- The rule of law in dark times -- Afterword : The lessons of history
Control code
ocm50809121
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780226237930
Lccn
2002151576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780226237930
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50809121
  • (OCoLC)50809121
Label
Lincoln's Constitution, Daniel Farber
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-234) 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
The secession crisis -- Sovereignty -- The Supreme Law of the land -- The Union forever? -- The legitimacy of coercion -- Presidential power -- Individual rights -- The rule of law in dark times -- Afterword : The lessons of history
Control code
ocm50809121
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780226237930
Lccn
2002151576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780226237930
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50809121
  • (OCoLC)50809121

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