The Confederate Constitution of 1861: An Inquiry into American Constitutionalism

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University of Missouri Press, 01 նոյ, 1991 թ. - 192 էջ

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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Introduction
1
Chapter One Deconstructing the Constitution
7
Chapter Two John C Calhoun the Confederate Phoenix
18
Chapter Three Federalism and Popular Sovereignty
38
Chapter Four The Bill of Rights
57
Chapter Five Institutional Innovations
79
Chapter Six Judicial Review
100
Chapter Seven The American Origins of the Confederate Order
120
Appendix Constitution of the Confederate States of America
135
Notes
153
Bibliography
169
Index
179
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Marshall L. DeRosa is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University in Davie, Florida.

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