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

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

by James F. Simon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0743250338

ISBN-13: 2900743250336

Pub. Date: 11/20/2007

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900743250336
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
11/20/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction

Chapter One "A Moonlight Mind"

Chapter Two "My Politics Are Short and Sweet"

Chapter Three "The Monstrous Injustice of Slavery"

Chapter Four Dred Scott

Chapter Five "The Better Angels of Our Nature"

Chapter Six "All the Laws But One"

Chapter Seven "A People's Contest"

Chapter Eight Silencing the Agitator

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

Notes

Index

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