1st Edition

Abolitionism and American law

Edited By

John R. McKivigan



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ISBN 9780815331094
Published December 1, 1999 by Routledge
410 Pages

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This volume's essays reveal that the abolitionists' impact on United States law and the Constitution did not end with the Civil War. The immediate postwar Reconstruction amendments were both rooted in the radically anti-positivistic, natural rights philosophy long espoused by the radical political abolitionists. Implementing protection for black civil rights, however, proved much more difficult.