Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2013

288 Pages | 9 b/w illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823251940

Bookseller Code (06)

Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

Edited by Paul D. Moreno and Jonathan O'Neill

A Fordham University Press Publication

The North's Civil War (FUP)

  • The essays treat constitutionalism as a complex and contested practice that involves political "construction" in addition to judicial "interpretation."
  • Places important figures, disputes, and judicial decisions within the broader context of the constitutional system, explaining how ideas and institutions, independently and in dialogue with the courts, have oriented political action and shaped events over time.
  • Constitutional conflicts resulting in the Civil War roiled just under the surface of American politics since the founding and reverberated for generations after the fighting ceased. These essays focus on that long prelude and enduring legacy, rather than the intricate and unique problems raised by the conflict and confronted by Lincoln in the brief period from 1861 to 1865.

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