Natural Law And The Antislavery Constitutional Tradition

Author: Justin Buckley Dyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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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 ...

Natural Law In Court

Author: R. H. Helmholz
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674504615
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11 (1780), in Constitutions, Thorpe ed., III, 1891. 7. See David Ritchie, Natural
Rights (1924), 263–71; J. B. Dyer, Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional
Tradition (2012), 17–21. Compare, for example, the Constitution of Kansas—
1857, Art VII § 1, in: Constitutions, Thorpe ed., II, 1210: “The right of property is
before and higher than any constitutional sanction, and the right of the owner of a
slave ... is the same and as inviolable as the right of the owner of any property
whatever.

Black Natural Law

Author: Vincent W. Lloyd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199362181
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I am grateful to Amaryah Jones-Armstrong for thinking through these points with
me. AFTERWORD 1. The classic account, focusing particularly on European
natural law traditions, is d'Entrèves, Natural Law. 2. Faust (ed.), Ideology of
Slavery, but see also Dyer, Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional
Tradition. 3. See, e.g., Ramsey, Basic Christian Ethics, Chap. 2. 4. Strauss,
Natural Right and History. 5. Brague, The Law of God. 6. See, e.g., Tierney, The
Idea of Natural Rights. 7.

C S Lewis On Politics And The Natural Law

Author: Justin Buckley Dyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107108241
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Justin Buckley Dyer, Micah J. Watson. C. S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural
Law Conventional wisdom holds that C. S. Lewis was uninterested in politics and
public affairs. The conventional wisdom is wrong. As Justin Buckley Dyer and ...
science and director of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the
University of Missouri. He is the author of Natural Law and the Antislavery
Constitutional Tradition and Slavery, Abortion, and the Politics of Constitutional
Meaning.

The Union As It Is

Author: Peter B. Knupfer
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 080786255X
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Building on the thesis that there was no moral or legal equivalence between
freedom and slavery, abolitionists like Theodore Dwight Weld and Salmon P.
Chase reworked the traditional antislavery doctrine that slavery—and therefore
any compromises with it—controverted both natural and constitutional law. These
abolitionists discerned a distinct series of antislavery precedents in the landmark
Somerset case of 1772 (which pronounced the natural law doctrine), the
Declaration of ...

The Revolutionary Constitution

Author: David J. Bodenhamer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019991303X
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As abolitionists found their political voice in the 1830s and afterward, they began
to create an array of constitutional arguments against the peculiar institution.
Their arguments were largely ... A positive legal imperative existed to treat all
men the same because each man had the same claim to life, liberty, and the
pursuit of happiness. Some abolitionists, most ... By the 1840s antislavery
constitutionalism linked new ideas with an older intellectual tradition. Moderates
who were willing to ...

No State Shall Abridge

Author: Michael Kent Curtis
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
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... with a few deletions, Phillips's pamphlet The Constitution as a Pro-Slavery
Compact could be used effectively as a proslavery tract.141 In rejecting any
application of the Declaration to slavery and any protections for blacks under the
Constitution, Garrison and Phillips rejected both moderate and radical antislavery
constitutional thought. They abandoned as far as slavery was concerned the
libertarian and natural law strands of the American constitutional tradition. As
William Wiecek ...

The Union As It Was

Author: Peter Bradley Knupfer
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The history of the Convention and of subsequent Congressional legislation, they
argued, clearly revealed a determination to end slavery that had been checked
by Southern power. Building on the thesis that there was no moral or legal
equivalence between freedom and slavery, abolitionists like Theodore Dwight
Weld and Salmon P. Chase reworked the traditional antislavery doctrine that
slavery — and therefore any compromises with it — controverted both natural
and constitutional ...