Commentaries on the Constitution, 1790-1860

Commentaries on the Constitution, 1790-1860

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Bauer, Elizabeth Kelley. Commentaries on the Constitution 1790-1860. New York: Columbia University Press, 1952. 400 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 98-45409. ISBN 1-886363-66-8. Cloth. $95. * A thorough survey and examination of the qformal commentariesq on the Constitution that were written as summaries of official pronouncements by proponents of the two major schools of constitutional interpretation before the Civil War--the nationalist Northern school as evidenced by the Marshall-Story decisions in the Supreme Court, and the Southern states rights advocates who lacked an equal spokesman. As this important study places the commentaries in a historical context by comparing their theories, examining their impact and their roots in the lives of the authors, it serves to illustrate qthe early divergence between the North and South in theoretical discussions of the nature of the Union, and eventually lead to the constitutional justification of Southern secession.q From the Preface.New York: 1788, with numerous later editions. *Fellowes, Francis. Youtha#39;s Manual of the Constitution of the United States; adapted to classes in schools, and to general use. Hartford, Conn. :, 1835. 188 pp. a™cFlanders, Henry. An Exposition ofanbsp;...

Title:Commentaries on the Constitution, 1790-1860
Author:Elizabeth Kelley Bauer
Publisher:The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. - 1999-01-01


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