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The Confederate Constitution of 1861: An Inquiry into American Constitutionalism
by Marshall L. DeRosa
University of Missouri Press, 1991
Paper: 978-0-8262-0812-5 | eISBN: 978-0-8262-6032-1
Library of Congress Classification KFZ9002.D47 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 342.75029

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

In The Confederate Constitution of 1861, Marshall DeRosa argues that the Confederate Constitution was not, as is widely believed, a document designed to perpetuate a Southern "slaveocracy," but rather an attempt by the Southern political leadership to restore the Anti-Federalist standards of limited national government.  In this first systematic analysis of the Confederate Constitution, DeRosa sheds new light on the constitutional principles of the CSA within the framework of American politics and constitutionalism.  He shows just how little the Confederate Constitution departed from the U.S. Constitution on which it was modeled and examines closely the innovations the delegates brought to the document.



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