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Title:
Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney : slavery, secession, and the president's war powers
Author:
Simon, James F.
ISBN:
9780743250320
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Physical Description:
324 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents:
"A moonlight mind" -- "My politics are short and sweet" -- "The monstrous injustice of slavery" -- Dred Scott -- "The better angels of our nature" -- "All the laws but one" -- "A people's contest" -- Silencing the agitator.
Abstract:
"The clashes between President Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney over slavery, secession, and the president's constitutional war powers went to the heart of Lincoln's presidency. Legal historian Simon brings to life the passionate struggle during the worst crisis in the nation's history, the Civil War. The issues that underlaid that crisis--race, states' rights, and the president's wartime authority--resonate today in the nation's political debate." -- Publisher description.
Local Note:
Gift - John D. Fassett.