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Title:
Lincoln's Constitution
Author:
Farber, Daniel A., 1950-
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Publication Information:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
240 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780226237930
Format :
Book

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Central Library E457.2 .F216 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

In Lincoln's Constitution Daniel Farber leads the reader to understand exactly how Abraham Lincoln faced the inevitable constitutional issues brought on by the Civil War. Examining what arguments Lincoln made in defense of his actions and how his words and deeds fit into the context of the times, Farber illuminates Lincoln's actions by placing them squarely within their historical moment. The answers here are crucial not only for a better understanding of the Civil War but also for shedding light on issues-state sovereignty, presidential power, and limitations on civil liberties in the name of national security-that continue to test the limits of constitutional law even today.


Author Notes

Daniel Farber is the Sho Sato Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and the McKnight Presidential Professor of Public Law at the University of Minnesota. He is the author or coauthor of five books, including Eco-pragmatism: Making Sensible Environmental Decisions in an Uncertain World and, with Suzanna Sherry, Desperately Seeking Certainty: The Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations , both published by the University of Chicago Press.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1 The Secession Crisis
Chapter 2 Sovereignty
Chapter 3 The Supreme Law of the Land
Chapter 4 The Union Forever?
Chapter 5 The Legitimacy of Coercion
Chapter 6 Presidential Power
Chapter 7 Individual Rights
Chapter 8 The Rule of Law in Dark Times
Afterword: The Lessons of History
Notes
Index

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