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The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America

Author: Noah Feldman.

The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America

Author: Noah Feldman.

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Item #: D32615
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: FSG
ISBN: 9781250858788
Before the Civil War, the Constitution was best understood as a compromise pact between states that allowed the Union to form and function. After Lincoln, the Constitution was a sacred text declaring the nation's highest ideals. How did this come to pass? Here the author of The Three Lives of James Madison argues that Lincoln deliberately and recurrently vio... More
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Before the Civil War, the Constitution was best understood as a compromise pact between states that allowed the Union to form and function. After Lincoln, the Constitution was a sacred text declaring the nation's highest ideals. How did this come to pass? Here the author of The Three Lives of James Madison argues that Lincoln deliberately and recurrently violated the United States' founding arrangements, suspending civil liberties while using the armed forces against American citizens, all "to form a more perfect union."


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