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STEPHENS, Alexander Hamilton
1868 1ed Constitutional View Alexander Stephens CIVIL WAR Confederate CSA 2v LAW
Philadelphia, Pa: National Pub. Co, 1868. I am limited to 12 photos on eBay, but I can provide a link to many more photos. Just ask! 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 Price: $599 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 Ph … [Click Below for Full Description]
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