VIEW OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SECOND EDITION
Item #: 14299
Published: Buffalo; William S. Hein & Co., Inc./Bflo; 2002.
Subjects: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
This treatise is one of the earliest works on the subject ofthe United States Constitution, and one of the mostimportant. Rawle presents the view that states have a legalright to secede from the Union. Cohen observes that thepopularity of this text, which was used at West Point andother schools throughout the country, "is generallyconsidered to have influenced the leaders and supporters ofthe Confederacy, although in fact Rawle opposed secession."Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2893. Rawle was apillar of Pennsylvania's legal establishment and a highlyregarded attorney and educator.
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