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Author Fletcher, George P.
Title Our secret constitution : how Lincoln redefined American democracy / George P. Fletcher.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.

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Author Fletcher, George P.
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views.
United States. Constitution. 13th-15th Amendments.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Constitutional amendments -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 292 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Americans hate and distrust their government, but, at the same time, love and trust their government. These contradictory attitudes are resolved by Fletcher's novel interpretation of constitutional history. He says that the US has 2 constitutions - one catering to freedom and fear, the other to the need for security and social justice.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction: The Argument for the Secret Constitution -- 1. Redemption Under Law -- 2. Radical Gettysburg -- 3. Nationhood -- 4. Loyalty and Betrayal -- 5. Equality -- 6. The Revolution That Never Was -- 7. Equality Without Vision -- 8. A Maxim of Justice: Its Birth and Rebirth -- 9. The Secret Constitution Resurgent -- 10. Government as Partner Against the Past -- 11. Neither Blue Nor Gray -- Afterword: Election Blues 2000.
ISBN 9780198032434 (electronic bk.)
0198032439 (electronic bk.)
0195302656 (electronic bk.)
9780195302653 (electronic bk.)
9780195156287
0195156285
9780195141429 (alk. paper)
0195141423 (alk. paper)
9780199872169
0199872163
OCLC # 61047832
Additional Format Print version: Fletcher, George P. Our secret constitution. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001 0195141423 0195156285 (DLC) 00057495 (OCoLC)44516758.


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