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The Resource Secession on trial : the treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis, Cynthia Nicoletti, (electronic resource)

Secession on trial : the treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis, Cynthia Nicoletti, (electronic resource)

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Secession on trial : the treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis
Title
Secession on trial
Title remainder
the treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Nicoletti
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book focuses on the post-Civil War treason prosecution of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which was seen as a test case on the major question that animated the Civil War: the constitutionality of secession. The case never went to trial because it threatened to undercut the meaning and significance of Union victory. Cynthia Nicoletti describes the interactions of the lawyers who worked on both sides of the Davis case - who saw its potential to disrupt the verdict of the battlefield against secession. In the aftermath of the Civil War, Americans engaged in a wide-ranging debate over the legitimacy and effectiveness of war as a method of legal adjudication. Instead of risking the 'wrong' outcome in the highly volatile Davis case, the Supreme Court took the opportunity to pronounce secession unconstitutional in Texas v. White (1869)
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Nicoletti, Cynthia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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  • Davis, Jefferson
  • Trials (Treason)
  • Secession
  • United States
Label
Secession on trial : the treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis, Cynthia Nicoletti, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 24 Oct 2017)
Control code
ssib035316665
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 345 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108233941
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035316665
Label
Secession on trial : the treason prosecution of Jefferson Davis, Cynthia Nicoletti, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 24 Oct 2017)
Control code
ssib035316665
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 345 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108233941
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035316665

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