A legal history of the Civil war and Reconstruction

a nation of rights
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Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877), Law, Civil rights, Law and legislation, African Americans, Legal status, laws, Hi
StatementLaura F. Edwards, Duke University
SeriesNew histories of American law, New histories of American law
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LC ClassificationsKF366 .E318 2015
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 212 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27178537M
ISBN 101107401348, 1107008794
ISBN 139781107401341, 9781107008793
LC Control Number2014033240
OCLC/WorldCa889577465

"A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction offers a compelling new account of how the Civil War transformed the American legal order.

Edwards, a leading historian of the nineteenth century, connects developments at the federal level with the histories of African Americans, women, and organized by: A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (New Histories of American Law) - Kindle edition by Edwards, Laura F.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (New Histories of American Law)/5(6). A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction explores the implications of this major change by bringing legal history into dialogue with the scholarship of other historical fields.

Federal policy on slavery and race, particularly the three Reconstruction amendments, are the best-known legal innovations of the by:   Although hundreds of thousands of people died fighting in the Civil War, perhaps the war's biggest casualty was the nation's legal order.

A Nation of Rights explores the implications of this major change by bringing legal history into dialogue with the scholarship of other historical fields/5. A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights. By Laura F.

Edwards. (New York: Cambridge University Press, Pp. Cloth, $; paper, $) In this important work of synthesis and interpretation, Laura Edwards argues that the Civil War transformed the American legal order. Transcending traditional scholarship that, beginning with the Dunning school.

Get this from a library. A legal history of the Civil war and Reconstruction: a nation of rights. [Laura F Edwards] -- "Although hundreds of thousands of people died fighting in the Civil War, perhaps the war's biggest casualty was the nation's legal order.

A Nation of Rights explores the implications of this major. Per the book’s introduction, “[a]lthough hundreds of thousands of people died fighting in the Civil War, perhaps the war’s biggest casualty was the nation’s legal order.

A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction explores the implications of this major change by bringing legal history into dialogue with the scholarship of other. 'A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction offers a compelling new account of how the Civil War transformed the American legal order.

Edwards, a leading historian of the nineteenth century, connects developments at the federal level with the histories of African Americans, women, and organized laborers.5/5(4).

Reconstruction, the turbulent era following the U.S. Civil War, was an effort to reunify the divided nation, address and integrate African Americans into society by rewriting the nation's laws and. Changes in Law and Society during the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Legal History Documentary Reader - Ebook written by Christian G.

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In this podcast I talk with Laura F. Edwards, Peabody Family Professor of History at Duke University about her book, A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (Cambridge University Press ).

Per the book's introduction, "[a]lthough hundreds of thousands of people died fighting in the Civil War, perhaps the war's biggest casualty was the nation's legal order.

This extensive guide details the political and economic forces that affected the expansion of slavery and how slaves, freed black Americans, and white liberal politicians fought for the freedom of slaves and for the basic rights of dignity and protection that they had not previously enjoyed under the law.

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The first comprehensive collection of legal history documents from the Civil War and Reconstruction, this volume shows the profound legal changes that occurred during the Civil War era and highlights how law, society, and politics inextricably mixed and set American legal development on particular paths that were not predetermined.

The first comprehensive collection of legal history documents from the Civil War and Reconstruction, this volume shows the profound legal changes that occurred during the Civil War era and highlights how law, society, and politics inextricably mixed and set American legal development on particular paths that were not : Hannah Miller-Kim.

Far more books have been written about the Civil War than about any other event in American history, and Lincoln’s stack of books towers over that of any other American figure. Any recommended reading list therefore has to be highly selective and at least somewhat arbitrary.

Brand new Book. The first comprehensive collection of legal history documents from the Civil War and Reconstruction, this volume shows the profound legal changes that occurred during the Civil War era and highlights how law, society, and politics inextricably mixed and set American legal development on particular paths that were not predetermined.

“Gripping and essential.”—Jesse Wegman, New York Times An authoritative history by the preeminent scholar of the Civil War era, The Second Founding traces the arc of the three foundational Reconstruction amendments from their origins in antebellum activism and adoption amidst intense postwar politics to their virtual nullification by narrow Supreme Court decisions and Jim Crow Brand: Norton, W.

& Company, Inc. The Books & Authors section of our Winter issue contained our annual roundup of the year's best Civil War titles.

As usual, we enlisted the help of a handful of Civil War historians and enthusiasts, avid readers all, and asked them to pick their two favorite books published in Moments in History: The Civil War and Reconstruction Era. Back to Lists Back to Lists. Bloody Times: the Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis / James L.

Swanson. My Name is Not Friday / Jon Walter. Crossing Ebenezer Creek / Tonya Bolden. Buy This Book in Print summary Edited collection of primary sources from America’s transformative Civil War and Reconstruction period that document the profound legal changes that took place during the Civil War era but also highlight how law, society, and politics inextricably mixed and set American legal development on particular paths that.

Foner’s book is indispensible, but dense. A pithier primer can be found in Michael W. Fitzgerald’s “Splendid Failure: Postwar Reconstruction in.

My research focuses on women, gender, and the law in the nineteenth-century, particularly the U.S. South. In addition to articles on these topics, I have published four books: A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights (); The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South (); Scarlett Doesn't Live.

Bringing the Law Into Dialogue with Civil War History A long-running debate among American historians centers on the question of whether the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction produced substantial change, or instead was but an aberration to an otherwise uninterrupted nineteenth centur.

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Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction New York In a time of rapid growth and development, the judicial system that New York had inherited from the English, with its separate courts of common law and equity, proved frustratingly slow and expensive.

Although hundreds of thousands of people died fighting in the Civil War, perhaps the war's biggest casualty was the nation's legal order. History professor Edwards explores the implications of this major change by bringing legal history into dialogue with the scholarship of other historical fields in this book from the New Histories of American Law series.

Federal policy on slavery and race. Note: This review is by my husband Jim. Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Foner is recognized as America’s leading expert on the history of the period immediately after the U.S.

Civil War, known as Reconstruction, during which the North tried to build an egalitarian society. The title of his latest book, The Second Founding, encapsulates his. A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of Rights by Laura F.

Edwards (review) Timothy S. Huebner; The Journal of the Civil War Era; The University of North Carolina Press; Volume 6, Number 3, September ; pp. ; /cwe; Review ;. During the Civil War, the Army oversaw wartime Reconstruction in areas of Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arkansas, giving it invaluable experience in the kind of stabiliza-tion and peacekeeping missions it would later perform across the entire South.

On 24 Aprilthe War .“Gripping and essential.”—Jesse Wegman, New York Times An authoritative history by the preeminent scholar of the Civil War era, The Second Founding traces the arc of the three foundational Reconstruction amendments from their origins in antebellum activism and adoption amidst intense postwar politics to their virtual nullification by narrow Supreme Court decisions and Jim Crow state laws.Teacher-approved stories about the Civil War and Reconstruction, courtesy of Junior Scholastic, the middle school Social Studies classroom magazine Spying on the South During the Civil War, a young black woman born into slavery helped the Union defeat the Confederate South—and end enslavement in .