Catalog

COMMENTARIES ON THE CONSTITUTION, 1790-1860.

Bauer, Elizabeth Kelley


Item #: 2289
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 1999.

Subjects: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, LEGAL HISTORY

A thorough survey and examination of the formal commentarieson the Constitution that were written as summaries ofofficial pronouncements by proponents of the two majorschools of constitutional interpretation before the CivilWar. As this important study places the commentaries in ahistorical context by comparing their theories, examiningtheir impact and their roots in the lives of the authors, itserves to illustrate the early divergence between the Northand South in theoretical discusssions of the nature of theUnion, and eventually lead to the constitutionaljustification of Southern succession...from the Preface.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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