Changes in Law and Society During the Civil War and Reconstruction
A Legal History Documentary ReadereBook - 2009
The first comprehensive collection of legal history documents from the Civil War and Reconstruction, this volume shows the profound legal changes that occurred during the Civil War era and highlights how law, society, and politics inextricably mixed and set American legal development on particular paths that were not predetermined. Editor Christian G. Samito has carefully selected excerpts from legislation, public and legislative debates, court cases, investigations of white supremacist violence in the South, and rare court-martial records, added his expert analysis, and illustrated the selections with telling period artwork to create an outstanding resource that demonstrates the rich and important legal history of the era.
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 336 pages) : illustrations