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By Laura F. Edwards

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ISBN-13: 9781107008793

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even supposing millions of individuals died combating within the American Civil battle, might be the war's greatest casualty used to be the nation's criminal order. A criminal heritage of the Civil battle and Reconstruction explores the consequences of this significant switch through bringing felony heritage into discussion with the scholarship of alternative old fields. Federal coverage on slavery and race, rather the 3 Reconstruction amendments, are the best-known felony suggestions of the period. switch, even if, permeated all degrees of the criminal method, changing american citizens' dating to the legislation and permitting them to movement renowned conceptions of justice into the ambit of presidency coverage. the implications associated american citizens to the kingdom via person rights, that have been prolonged to extra humans and, due to new claims, have been reimagined to hide a much wider array of matters. yet rights had limits in what they can accomplish, really whilst it got here to the collective targets that such a lot of traditional americans advocated.

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