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CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC STATES, 1776-1860. A STUDY IN THE EVOLUTION OF DEMOCRACY

Green, Fletcher Melvin


Item #: 66276

Pages: xiv, 328 pp.
Published: OE; The University of North Carolina Press; Reprinted in 2008.

Subjects: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, STATE LAW, SLAVERY AND THE LAW

Green analyzes two interpretations of the constitutionalhistory of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, SouthCarolina and Georgia. One says that they were so dominatedby the slave-holding planter class that few if anydemocratic aspects apeared before the Civil War overthrewthis group. The other theory accepts the dominance of theplanters, but holds that the South was still democraticbecause the planters ruled by the consent and in theinterests of the general population. Green evaluates thesetheories and concludes that both are partially true.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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