Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers

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Simon and Schuster, 2007 M11 20 - 336 páginas
The clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney over slavery, secession, and the president's constitutional war powers went to the heart of Lincoln's presidency. James Simon, author of the acclaimed What Kind of Nation, brings to vivid 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.

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A double biography of Lincoln and Taney, focusing on their national careers and the battle over slave politics from the 1840s until Taney's death. I suspect there won't be much new here for anyone who ... Leer comentario completo

LINCOLN AND CHIEF JUSTICE TANEY: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers

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An examination of the differences over the Constitution's meaning that separated Abraham Lincoln, most revered president, from Roger Taney, most reviled Chief Justice.Honorable and gentlemanly, deeply ... Leer comentario completo

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Introduction
1
Chapter Two My Politics Are Short and Sweet
45
Chapter Three The Monstrous Injustice of Slavery
76
Chapter Four Dred Scott
98
Chapter Five The Better Angels of Our Nature
133
Epilogue
269
Acknowledgments
287
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Habib Ayeb is research associate professor at the Social Research Center, the American University in Cairo.

Reem Saad is director of Middle East Studies Center, the American University in Cairo

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