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1868 Constitutional View of CIVIL WAR 1st edition

 1868 1st edition Constitutional View of CIVIL WAR by Alexander Stephens Confederate 2v Commentary on the United States Constitution by the Confederate Vice President!

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.
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) 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. 

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Philadelphia, Pa.: National Pub. Co.; Chicago, Ill.: Zeigler, McCurdy, 1868-1870. Collation: Complete with all pages, 2 volumes, 654, [2] xii, 827, [2] 16 illustrations throughout References: Howes S 938; Sabin 91279; Eicher 174 Language: English Binding: Cloth; tight and secure Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm)
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1868 Constitutional View of CIVIL WAR 1st edition

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