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A more perfect Union : the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the Constitution / by Harold M. Hyman.


1st ed.. New York : Knopf, [1973] .
ISBN 0394467078, 9780394467078

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Subjects Burgeroorlogen.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Constitutional history.
Grondwetten.
Politics and government
USA.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1877.
United States.
Verfassung.
Series Impact of the Civil War.
Description xix, 562, xviii pages ; 25 cm.
Copyright Date [1973]
©1973
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Quarrels that the constitution shaped -- Westward the course -- The shock of weakness -- The constitutional commitment to capacity -- The shock of power -- Taney and treason -- The inadequate constitution -- The adequate constitution -- Mars and the constitution -- A chaos of doctrines : military occupation and martial law -- Years of precision : congress -- Shaping the topography of war -- Military government and conscription : terrible machines, capital when under good control -- The not-so-placid concern of judicial organization -- The habeas-corpus-indemnity-removal law, March 3, 1863 : to wait the verdicts of the courts -- Litigation : the great moral substitute for force -- Reconstruction : on every putrid spot? -- The great transatlantic workshop -- The new era -- Essay, experiment, and strange vagary -- Search for an old order -- Designing suits for poltergeists : some non-reconstruction adventures -- Reconstruction : its hour come round at last -- Republicans' reconstruction dilemmas and solutions -- The right way? -- Wise restraints to make men free -- How to set the law in motion -- Untying the reconstruction knot -- How far are we bound in honor?
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)520629
(OCoLC)ocm00520629
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hyman, Harold Melvin, 1924-
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