The Resource A documentary history of the American Civil War era, edited by Thomas C. Mackey, (electronic resource)

A documentary history of the American Civil War era, edited by Thomas C. Mackey, (electronic resource)

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A documentary history of the American Civil War era
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A documentary history of the American Civil War era
Statement of responsibility
edited by Thomas C. Mackey
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Language
eng
Summary
A Documentary History of the American Civil War Era is the first comprehensive collection of public policy actions, political speeches, and judicial decisions related to the American Civil War. This three-volume set gives scholars, teachers, and students easy access to the full texts of the most important, fundamental documents as well as hard-to-find, rarely published primary sources on this critical period in U.S. history. The first volume of the series, Legislative Achievements, contains legislation passed in response to the turmoil seizing the country on the brink of, during, and in the wake of the Civil War. Forthcoming are volume 2, Political Arguments, which contains voices of politicians, political party platforms, and administrative speeches, and volume 3, Judicial Decisions, which provides judicial opinions and decisions as the Civil War raged in the courtrooms as well as on the battlefields. Organized chronologically, each of the selections is preceded by an introductory headnote that explains the document’s historical significance and traces its lasting impact. These headnotes provide insight into not only law and public policy but also the broad sweep of issues that engaged Civil War–era America. Legislative Achievements features some of the most momentous and enduring public policy documents from the time, beginning with the controversial September 15, 1850, Fugitive Slave Act and concluding with the June 18, 1878, Posse Comitatus Act. Both military and nonmilitary legislation constitute this part, including the April 19, 1861, proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln declaring a naval blockade on Southern ports and Confederate President Jefferson Davis’s proclamation authorizing blockade runners to attack Northern shipping, both issued on the same day. Nonmilitary legislation includes statutes affecting the postwar period, such as the 1862 Homestead Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, and all four of the Reconstruction Acts. Also in this section are the three constitutional amendments, the Habeas Corpus Acts of 1863 and 1867, the Freedman’s Bureau Acts of 1865 and 1866, and the 1867 Tenure of Office Act together with President Andrew Johnson’s message vetoing the Act. A Documentary History of the American Civil War Era is an essential acquisition for academic and public libraries in addition to being a valuable resource for students of the Civil War and Reconstruction, legal history, public policy, and nineteenth-century American history. THOMAS C. MACKEY is a professor of history at the University of Louisville and adjunct Professor of Law at Brandeis School of Law. He is the author of Pornography on Trial (2002) and Pursuing Johns (2005)
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CDX
Dewey number
973.7
Index
index present
LC call number
E459
LC item number
.D53 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Freading eBooks
  • Voices of the Civil War
Target audience
adult
A documentary history of the American Civil War era, edited by Thomas C. Mackey, (electronic resource)
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A documentary history of the American Civil War era, edited by Thomas C. Mackey, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
v. 1. Legislative achievements -- v. 2. Political argument -- v. 3. Judicial decisions, 1857-1866
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First edition.
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1 online resource (<volumes 1>).
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Isbn
9781621900238
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(electronic bk.)
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