1868 1ed Constitutional View Alexander Stephens CIVIL WAR Confederate CSA 2v LAW

STEPHENS, Alexander Hamilton

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Commentary on the United States Constitution by the Confederate Vice President!

 

Often considered the companion volume to Jefferson Davis’s ‘Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government’, Alexander Hamilton Stephens’s ‘A Constitutional View of the Late War’ is

“the most elaborate and best argument for the constitutional validity of the doctrine of state sovereignty and the right of secession.” (Howes).

Stephens heavily emphasizes the importance of state’s rights based on the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution and that “it was devised for the states, by the states.” (Eicher). He claims throughout this work that the debaters who disagreed with him were mistaken in their facts; however, Eicher notes that upon close inspection, Stephens himself was incorrect on many of his beliefs toward the American governmental systems.

 

Stephens’ views and loyalties changed throughout the Civil War. Originally serving as Vice President to the Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Stephens began to oppose many of Davis’s war efforts. Eventually, Stephens found himself back in the United States Congress in 1873 following the success of this work.

 

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1868 1ed Constitutional View Alexander Stephens CIVIL WAR Confederate CSA 2v LAW

 

Commentary on the United States Constitution by the Confederate Vice President!

 

Often considered the companion volume to Jefferson Davis’s ‘Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government’, Alexander Hamilton Stephens’s ‘A Constitutional View of the Late War’ is

“the most elaborate and best argument for the constitutional validity of the doctrine of state sovereignty and the right of secession.” (Howes).

Stephens heavily emphasizes the importance of state’s rights based on the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution and that “it was devised for the states, by the states.” (Eicher). He claims throughout this work that the debaters who disagreed with him were mistaken in their facts; however, Eicher notes that upon close inspection, Stephens himself was incorrect on many of his beliefs toward the American governmental systems.

 

Stephens’ views and loyalties changed throughout the Civil War. Originally serving as Vice President to the Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Stephens began to oppose many of Davis’s war efforts. Eventually, Stephens found himself back in the United States Congress in 1873 following the success of this work.

 

Item number: #12152

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STEPHENS, Alexander Hamilton

 

A constitutional view of the late war between the states: its causes, character, conduct and results: presented in a series of colloquies at Liberty Hall

 

Philadelphia, Pa.: National Pub. Co.; Chicago, Ill.: Zeigler, McCurdy, 1868 1st edition

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • I – [4], 654, [2]
      • 7 engraved plates
    • II – xii, 827, [1]
      • 9 engraved plates
    • References: Howes S 938; Sabin 91279; Eicher 174
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~9.5in X 6.25in (24cm x 16cm)

 

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12152

Categories

Americana, American History

Law & Government

Military & War

Authors

STEPHENS, Alexander Hamilton

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete