Era of the oath; Northern loyalty tests during the Civil War and reconstruction.


Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1954.

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Subjects Loyalty oaths -- United States.
Loyalty oaths.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States.
Series Beveridge memorial fund publications.
Description 229 pages illustrations 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1954.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-222).
Contents Introduction : Loyalty on demand -- Congress, cabinet, and civil servants -- The first year : loyalty tests spread -- Loyalty defined : the ironclad test oath -- The key to freedom -- A problem of peace : postwar administration and the test oath -- Congress, the executive, and the test oath -- The personal factor in loyalty oaths -- Vacant chairs in Congress -- Bench, bar, and oath -- The Supreme Court decides -- First breach -- Final repeal -- Conclusion -- Appendix. The August 6, 1861 loyalty oath -- The June 17, 1862 jurors' loyalty oath -- The ironclad test oath of loyalty of July 2, 1862 -- The ironclad test oath applied to attorneys in federal courts, January 24, 1865 -- Table of cases cited -- Bibliography.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)428843
(OCoLC)ocm00428843
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hyman, Harold Melvin, 1924-
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