Natural Law And The Antislavery Constitutional Tradition

Author: Justin Buckley Dyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139505157
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In Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition, Justin Buckley Dyer provides a succinct account of the development of American antislavery constitutionalism in the years preceding the Civil War.

After The Revolution

Author: Justin Buckley Dyer
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Public actors associated with the tradition of American antislavery constitutionalism in the nineteenth-century insisted that the Constitution of 1787 contained certain inbuilt purposes or animating principles, which ought to have aided ...

C S Lewis On Politics And The Natural Law

Author: Justin Buckley Dyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107108241
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This book shows how Lewis was interested in the truths and falsehoods about human nature and how these conceptions manifest themselves in the public square.

The Union As It Is

Author: Peter B. Knupfer
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 080786255X
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The Liberty party's platform employed a plausible antislavery constitutional
doctrine that would challenge both the moderate, ... doctrine that slavery—and
therefore any compromises with it—controverted both natural and constitutional
law. ... In keeping with the antislavery tradition, abolitionists generally agreed that
slavery's only legal immunity from federal legislation was within the existing slave
states.

The Revolutionary Constitution

Author: David J. Bodenhamer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019991303X
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By the 1840s antislavery constitutionalism linked new ideas with an older
intellectual tradition. ... A belief in natural rights was part of the national creed,
and the supremacy of natural law over manmade law had gained early
endorsement from ...

Justice Accused

Author: Robert M. Cover
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300032529
Size: 55.98 MB
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"Cover's book is splendid in many ways. His legal history and legal philosophy are both first class. . . . This is, for a change, an interdisciplinary work that is a credit to both disciplines.

The Union As It Was

Author: Peter Bradley Knupfer
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The Civic Tradition of Compromise Before the Civil War Peter Bradley Knupfer ...
The Liberty party's platform evidenced a plausible antislavery constitutional
doctrine that would challenge both the moderate, ... doctrine that slavery — and
therefore any compromises with it — controverted both natural and constitutional
law.

American Soul

Author: Justin Buckley Dyer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442211474
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While studying the development of American antislavery constitutionalism, I
discovered that appeals to the Declaration by antislavery jurists and statesmen
had been ubiquitous in the nineteenth century. What particularly grabbed my
attention, however, was the degree to which arguments about the “Laws of
Nature and ... My initial interest in natural law and the politics of slavery pointed,
as well, to broader questions about the Declaration and the American
constitutional tradition.