The Resource Conscience and the Constitution : History, Theory, and Law of the Reconstruction Amendments

Conscience and the Constitution : History, Theory, and Law of the Reconstruction Amendments

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Conscience and the Constitution : History, Theory, and Law of the Reconstruction Amendments
Title
Conscience and the Constitution
Title remainder
History, Theory, and Law of the Reconstruction Amendments
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Language
eng
Summary
  • At stage center of the American drama, maintains David A. J. Richards, is the attempt to understand the implications of the Reconstruction Amendments--Amendments Thirteen, Fourteen, and Fifteen to the United States Constitution. Richards evaluates previous efforts to interpret the amendments and then proposes his own view: together the amendments embodied a self-conscious rebirth of America's revolutionary, rights-based constitutionalism. Building on an approach to constitutional law developed in his Toleration and the Constitution and Foundations of American Constitutionalism, Richards links history, law, and political theory. In Conscience and the Constitution, this method leads from an analysis of the Reconstruction Amendments to a broad discussion of the American constitutional system as a whole. Richards's interpretation focuses on the abolitionists and their radical commitment to the "dissenting conscience." In his view, the Reconstruction Amendments expressed not only the constitutional arguments of a particular historical period but also a general political theory developed by the abolitionists, who restructured the American political community in terms of respect for universal human rights. He argues further that the amendments make a claim on our generation to keep faith with the vision of the "founders of 1865." In specific terms he points out what such allegiance would mean in the context of present-day constitutional issues. Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase
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Richards, David A. J
Dewey number
  • 342.73/03
  • 347.3023
LC call number
KF4757 -- .R5 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
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  • Abolitionists -- United States
  • Civil rights -- United States -- History
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States. -- Constitution. -- 13th-15th Amendments
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Conscience and the Constitution : History, Theory, and Law of the Reconstruction Amendments
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=1700221
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Aims and Methodologies
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400863563
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1700221
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1700221
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10898845
  • (OCoLC)884013083
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1700221
Label
Conscience and the Constitution : History, Theory, and Law of the Reconstruction Amendments
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=1700221
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Aims and Methodologies
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400863563
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1700221
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1700221
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10898845
  • (OCoLC)884013083
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1700221

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