JOURNAL OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF FIFTEEN ON RECONSTRUCTION: 39TH CONGRESS, 1865-1867.
Item #: 7641
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2004.
Subjects: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, INVESTMENTS, POLITICAL SCIENCE
President Johnson's failure to pursue an aggressiveReconstruction policy incited Congress to supplant hisauthority by establishing the Joint Committee of Fifteen onReconstruction, which drafted the Civil Rights Act (1866),the Reconstruction Act (1867) and the Fourteenth Amendment(1868). Due to a series of mishaps the committee's journalwas never printed by the government. Brought home bySenator William Pitt Fessenden, one of the committee'smembers, it remained in his family until it was sold atauction. It was finally acquired by Columbia University,where it remains today. Kendrick offers the complete text ofthe journal (166 pages) and an extensive history of thecommittee's work.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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