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By Laura F. Edwards

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ISBN-13: 9781107008793

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even though thousands of individuals died struggling with within the American Civil battle, might be the war's largest casualty used to be the nation's felony order. A felony heritage of the Civil struggle and Reconstruction explores the results of this significant switch by way of bringing criminal background into discussion with the scholarship of alternative historic fields. Federal coverage on slavery and race, relatively the 3 Reconstruction amendments, are the best-known criminal recommendations of the period. swap, although, permeated all degrees of the criminal approach, changing americans' dating to the legislation and permitting them to stream well known conceptions of justice into the ambit of presidency coverage. the consequences associated americans to the state via person rights, which have been prolonged to extra humans and, because of new claims, have been reimagined to hide a much wider array of concerns. yet rights had limits in what they can accomplish, quite whilst it got here to the collective ambitions that such a lot of traditional american citizens advocated.

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