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The Resource Victory of law : the Fourteenth amendment, the Civil War, and American literature, 1852-1867, Deak Nabers

Victory of law : the Fourteenth amendment, the Civil War, and American literature, 1852-1867, Deak Nabers

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Victory of law : the Fourteenth amendment, the Civil War, and American literature, 1852-1867
Title
Victory of law
Title remainder
the Fourteenth amendment, the Civil War, and American literature, 1852-1867
Statement of responsibility
Deak Nabers
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Victory of Law , Deak Nabers examines developing ideas about the nature of law as reflected in literary and political writing before, during, and after the American Civil War. Nabers traces the evolution of antislavery thought from its pre-war opposition to the constitutional order of the young nation to its ultimate elevation of the U.S. Constitution as an expression of the ideal of justice - an ideal embodied in the Fourteenth Amendment. Nabers shows how the intellectual history of the Fourteenth Amendment was rooted in literary sourcesincluding Herman Melvilles Battle-Pieces , Harriet Beecher Stowes Uncle Toms Cabin , and William Wells Browns Clotel as well as in legal texts such as Somerset v. Stewart, Dred Scott v. Sandford, and Charles Sumners "Freedom National" address. Not only were prominent writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Frederick Douglass instrumental in remapping the relations between law and freedom, but figures like Sumner and John Bingham helped develop a systematic antislavery reading of the Constitution which established literary texts as sources for legal authority. This interdisciplinary study sheds light on the transformative significance of emerging legalist and constitutionalist forms of antislavery thinking on the literature of the 1850s and 1860s and the growing centrality of aesthetic considerations to antebellum American legal theory and practicethe historical terms in which a distinctively American cultural identity was conceived." - publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nabers, Deak
Dewey number
810.9/358097309034
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.S55
LC item number
N33 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antislavery movements in literature
  • Antislavery movements
  • American literature
  • Rhetoric
  • United States.
  • United States
Label
Victory of law : the Fourteenth amendment, the Civil War, and American literature, 1852-1867, Deak Nabers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-234) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Victory of Law: Melville and Reconstruction -- 2. Shadows of Law: Somerset and the Literature of Abolition -- 3. Constitutional Disobedience: Thoreau, Sumner and the Transcendental Law of the 1850s -- 4. Legal Sentences: Hawthorne's Sovereign Performatives and Hermeneutics of Freedom -- 5. John Bingham's Poetic Constitution
Control code
62282043
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780801883507
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005032109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780801883507
Label
Victory of law : the Fourteenth amendment, the Civil War, and American literature, 1852-1867, Deak Nabers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Victory of Law: Melville and Reconstruction -- 2. Shadows of Law: Somerset and the Literature of Abolition -- 3. Constitutional Disobedience: Thoreau, Sumner and the Transcendental Law of the 1850s -- 4. Legal Sentences: Hawthorne's Sovereign Performatives and Hermeneutics of Freedom -- 5. John Bingham's Poetic Constitution
Control code
62282043
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780801883507
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005032109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780801883507

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