Cloth $30.00 ISBN: 9780226237930 Published May 2003
Paper $14.00 ISBN: 9780226237961 Published October 2004
E-book $7.00 to $14.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226237954 Published April 2011

Lincoln's Constitution

Daniel A. Farber

Lincoln's Constitution
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Daniel A. Farber

256 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2003
Cloth $30.00 ISBN: 9780226237930 Published May 2003
Paper $14.00 ISBN: 9780226237961 Published October 2004
E-book $7.00 to $14.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226237954 Published April 2011
In Lincoln's Constitution Daniel Farber leads the reader to understand exactly how Abraham Lincoln faced the inevitable constitutional issues brought on by the Civil War. Examining what arguments Lincoln made in defense of his actions and how his words and deeds fit into the context of the times, Farber illuminates Lincoln's actions by placing them squarely within their historical moment. The answers here are crucial not only for a better understanding of the Civil War but also for shedding light on issues-state sovereignty, presidential power, and limitations on civil liberties in the name of national security-that continue to test the limits of constitutional law even today.

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: The Secession Crisis
Chapter 2: Sovereignty
Chapter 3: The Supreme Law of the Land
Chapter 4: The Union Forever?
Chapter 5: The Legitimacy of Coercion
Chapter 6: Presidential Power
Chapter 7: Individual Rights
Chapter 8: The Rule of Law in Dark Times
Afterword: The Lessons of History
Notes
Index
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