The Confederate Constitution of 1861: An Inquiry Into American Constitutionalism

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University of Missouri Press, 1991 - Political Science - 182 pages

In The Confederate Constitution of 1861, Marshall DeRosa argues that the Confederate Constitution was not, as is widely believed, a document designed to perpetuate a Southern "slaveocracy," but rather an attempt by the Southern political leadership to restore the Anti-Federalist standards of limited national government. In this first systematic analysis of the Confederate Constitution, DeRosa sheds new light on the constitutional principles of the CSA within the framework of American politics and constitutionalism. He shows just how little the Confederate Constitution departed from the U.S. Constitution on which it was modeled and examines closely the innovations the delegates brought to the document.

 

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Contents

Chapter
18
Chapter Three
38
Chapter Four
57
Chapter Five
79
Chapter
100
Chapter Seven
120
Appendix
135
Notes
153
Bibliography
169
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Marshall L. DeRosa is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University in Davie, Florida.

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