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Abolitionism and American law

1st Edition

Edited by John R. McKivigan


410 pages

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Hardback: 9780815331094
pub: 1999-12-01
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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.

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History of the American Abolitionist Movement

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