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The Resource Secession on trial : the treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis, Cynthia Nicoletti, University of Virginia Law School

Secession on trial : the treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis, Cynthia Nicoletti, University of Virginia Law School

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Secession on trial : the treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis
Title
Secession on trial
Title remainder
the treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Nicoletti, University of Virginia Law School
Title variation
Treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book focuses on the post-Civil War treason prosecution of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which was seen as a test case on the major question that animated the Civil War: the constitutionality of secession. The case never went to trial because it threatened to undercut the meaning and significance of Union victory. Instead of risking the 'wrong' outcome in the highly volatile Davis case, the Supreme Court took the opportunity to pronounce secession unconstitutional in Texas v. White (1869)
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicoletti, Cynthia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF223.D3855
LC item number
N53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in legal history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Davis, Jefferson
  • Davis, Jefferson
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Trials (Treason)
  • Secession
  • United States
  • Secession
  • Trials
  • Trials (Treason)
  • United States
Label
Secession on trial : the treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis, Cynthia Nicoletti, University of Virginia Law School
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Speed issues an opinion
  • Public opinion and its uses
  • Thaddeus Stevens, secession, and Radical Reconstruction
  • Underwood and Chase
  • Secession and belligerency in Shortridge v. Macon
  • Richard Henry Dana comes on board
  • The
  • Reach of the Prize Cases
  • Two embattled Presidents
  • O'Conor's triumph
  • The
  • Epilogue :
  • Texas v. White and the "settlement" of secession's constitutionality
  • Imprisoner's dilemma
  • Two lions of the New York bar
  • O'Conor's bluff
  • The
  • Civil War as a trial by battle
  • The
  • Return of the rule of law
Control code
975998333
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 345 pages
Isbn
9781108401531
Lccn
2017009820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975998333
Label
Secession on trial : the treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis, Cynthia Nicoletti, University of Virginia Law School
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Speed issues an opinion
  • Public opinion and its uses
  • Thaddeus Stevens, secession, and Radical Reconstruction
  • Underwood and Chase
  • Secession and belligerency in Shortridge v. Macon
  • Richard Henry Dana comes on board
  • The
  • Reach of the Prize Cases
  • Two embattled Presidents
  • O'Conor's triumph
  • The
  • Epilogue :
  • Texas v. White and the "settlement" of secession's constitutionality
  • Imprisoner's dilemma
  • Two lions of the New York bar
  • O'Conor's bluff
  • The
  • Civil War as a trial by battle
  • The
  • Return of the rule of law
Control code
975998333
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 345 pages
Isbn
9781108401531
Lccn
2017009820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975998333

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