Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers

ISBN-10: 0743250338
ISBN-13: 9780743250337
Edition: N/A
Authors: James F. Simon
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Description: The clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney over slavery, secession, and the president's constitutional war powers went to the heart of Lincoln's presidency. James Simon, author of the acclaimedWhat Kind of Nation,  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/20/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney over slavery, secession, and the president's constitutional war powers went to the heart of Lincoln's presidency. James Simon, author of the acclaimedWhat Kind of Nation, brings to vivid life the passionate struggle during the worst crisis in the nation's history, the Civil War. The issues that underlaid that crisis -- race, states' rights, and the president's wartime authority -- resonate today in the nation's political debate.

James F. Simon,a former correspondent and contributing editor atTime,is the Martin Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at New York Law School. The author of several critically acclaimed books, includingThe AntagonistsandThe Center Holds,he lives in West Nyack, New York.

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