[NEW] A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (New Histories of American Law)

Ghts suggests I give this book 3 stars only because it highlights just how crooked activities can be cloaked in honorable and academic terms and sold as admirable The 14th Amendment was NOT passed legally and Reconstruction was an abomination You can put lipstick on the pig all you want but it is still a pig Here this book brags about how our modern legal order is based on all the shenanigans that went on after the war If that is what it is based on then no wonder we are in bad shape today. 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 could accomplish particularly when it came to collective goals that so many ordinary Americans advocated Ultimately Laura F Edwards Argues That This New Nation Of Rights F Edwards argues that this new nation of rights up promises that would prove difficult to sustain.

Laura F. Edwards Æ 1 REVIEW

Insightful valuable and a pleasure to readPaul Escott Found this So Helpful In so helpful in behind the ultimate of Reconstruction Well written Even I who is not an attorney could understand failure of Reconstruction Well written Even I who is not an attorney could understand legal struggles and challenges that made Reconstruction an uphill battle with little success This is a concise study of the birth of the American legal order as we know it today As historians have observed the Civil War was a greater social revolution than the political break with Gre. 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 xplores 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 Recon. ,
At Britain This volume details the legal revolution that followed in its wake Abolishing Slavery Once And slavery once and all and completely altering the balance between the federal government states and citizens by guaranteeing citizens who now included newly freed slaves federal rights against state governments There is also a fascinating discussion of the contradictions of the Confederate legal system which pushed by the necessity of war was far centralizing that the Confederate rhetoric of states ri. Struction amendments are the best known legal innovations of the
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Change however permeated 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 xtended to.
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 A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (New Histories of American Law)