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A more perfect Union: the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the Constitution
Hyman, Harold Melvin, 1924-
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[First edition].
Publication Information:
New York : Knopf, 1973.
Physical Description:
xix, 562 pages, xviii pages ; 25 cm.
Reading Level:
1550 Lexile.
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Table of Contents

[the Civil War Centennial Commission Series]p. ii
Footnote Abbreviationsp. xi
Introduction A Narrative of Apprehension and Application of Principlesp. xv
Chapter I Quarrels That the Constitution Shapedp. 3
Chapter II Westward the Coursep. 17
Chapter III The Shock of Weaknessp. 34
Chapter IV The Constitutional Commitment to Capacityp. 50
Chapter V The Shock of Powerp. 65
Chapter VI Taney and Treasonp. 81
Chapter VII The Inadequate Constitutionp. 99
Chapter VIII The Adequate Constitutionp. 124
Chapter IX Mars and the Constitutionp. 141
Chapter X A Chaos of Doctrines: Military Occupation and Martial Lawp. 156
Chapter XI Years of Precision-- Congressp. 171
Chapter XII Shaping the Topography of Warp. 188
Chapter XIII Military Government and Conscription: Terrible Machines, Capital When Under Good Controlp. 207
Chapter XIV The Not-So-Placid Concern of Judicial Organizationp. 224
Chapter XV The Habeas-Corpus-Indemnity- Removal Law, March 3, 1863: to Wait the Verdicts of the Courtsp. 245
Chapter XVI Litigation: the Great Moral Substitute for Forcep. 263
Chapter XVII Reconstruction: on Every Putrid Spot?p. 282
Chapter XVIII The Great Transatlantic Workshopp. 307
Chapter XIX The New Erap. 326
Chapter XX Essay, Experiment, and Strange Vagaryp. 347
Chapter XXI Search for an Old Orderp. 367
Chapter XXII Designing Suits for Poltergeists: Some Non-Reconstruction Adventuresp. 391
Chapter XXIII Reconstruction: Its Hour Come Round at Lastp. 414
Chapter XXIV Republicans' Reconstruction Dilemmas and Solutionsp. 433
Chapter XXV The Right Way?p. 446
Chapter XXVI Wise Restraints to Make Men Freep. 465
Chapter XXVII How to Set the Law in Motionp. 491
Chapter XXVIII Untying the Reconstruction Knotp. 516
Conclusion: How Far Are We Bound in Honor?p. 543
Bibliography, Acknowledgments, and Related Mattersp. 555
A Note on Bibliography, Acknowledgments, and Related Mattersp. 557
Indexp. 563
Indexp. 565
A Note About the Authorp. 583