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Michael Les Benedict
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Michael Les Benedict, from the Introduction Historians and legal scholars continue to confront the failure of Reconstruction, exploring the interaction of pervasive racism with widespread commitments to freedom and equality.

Michael Les Benedict, from the Introduction Historians and legal scholars continue to confront the failure of Reconstruction, exploring the interaction of pervasive racism with widespread commitments to freedom and equality. In this important book, one of America's leading historians confronts the constitutional politics of the period from the end of the CivilWar until 1877.

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I: Politics, the Constitution, and reconstruction Preserving the Constitution : the conservative basis of radical reconstruction The rout of radicalism : Republicans and the elections of 1867 A new look at the impeachment of Andrew Johnson II: Parties and factions i. .

I: Politics, the Constitution, and reconstruction Preserving the Constitution : the conservative basis of radical reconstruction The rout of radicalism : Republicans and the elections of 1867 A new look at the impeachment of Andrew Johnson II: Parties and factions in Civil War-era politics The party, going strong : Congress and elections in the mid-nineteenth century Factionalism and representation : some insight from the. nineteenth-century United States III: Politics, the Constitution, and the retreat from reconstruction The politics of reconstruction Salmon P. Chase and constitutional polit.

constitutional liberty played a crucial role in the history of Reconstruction.

Preserving the Constitution : Essays on Politics and the Constitution in the Reconstruction Era. by Michael Les Benedict. Americans' ideas about constitutional liberty played a crucial role in the history of Reconstruction. They provided the basis for the Republican program of equal rights; ironically, they also set the limits to that program and reduced the prospects for its success. Americans were as concerned with preserving the Constitution as they were with changing it to protect liberty and equal rights. These two commitments were in profound tension.

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Benedict, Michael Les, Preserving the Constitution: Essays on Politics and . Benedict, Michael Les, American Historical Association's bicentennial essay on the history of American civil liberty, Civil Rights and Liberties (1987).

Benedict, Michael Les, Preserving the Constitution: Essays on Politics and the Constitution in the Reconstruction Era (2006). Benedict, Michael Les, Sources in American Constitutional History (1996) a companion volume. Benedict, Michael Les, The Fruits of Victory: Alternatives in Restoring the Union, 1865-1877 (1975, rev. ed. 1986). A reader in Reconstruction History.

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Benedict, Michael Les. ISBN: 9780823248407. Reconstructing America (Series) ; no. 11. Book collections on Project MUSE. Contents: Preserving the Constitution : the conservative basis of radical reconstruction - The rout of radicalism : Republicans and the elections of 1867 - A new look at the impeachment of Andrew Johnson - The party, going strong : Congress and elections in the mid-nineteenth century - Factionalism and representation : some insight from the nineteenth-century United States - The politics.

LES BENEDICT IN the 1950s and especially the 1960s, Reconstruction history underwent its own reconstruction

Preserving the Constitution: The Conservative Basis of Radical Reconstruction MICHAEL LES BENEDICT IN the 1950s and especially the 1960s, Reconstruction history underwent its own reconstruction. 1 See Fawn M. Brodie, Thaddeus Stevens: Scourge of the South (New York, 1959); LaWanda Cox and John H. Cox, Politics, Principle, and Prejudice 1865-1866: Dilemma of Reconstruction America (New York, 1963); David Donald, The Politics of Reconstruc- tion 1863-1867 (Baton Rouge, 1965); John Hope Franklin, Reconstruction: After the Civil War (Chicago, 1961)

“Americans’ ideas about constitutional liberty played a crucial role in the history of Reconstruction. They provided the basis for the Republican program of equal rights; ironically, they also set the limits to that program and reduced the prospects for its success. Americans were as concerned with preserving the Constitution as they were with changing it to protect liberty and equal rights. These two commitments were in profound tension. The question was how one could change the constitutional system to fulfill the promise of the Declaration of Independence―to entrench a republic dedicated to liberty instead of slavery―and yet preserve the essentials of federalism and local democracy. Almost 150 years later we still struggle with these problems.”―Michael Les Benedict, from the Introduction

Historians and legal scholars continue to confront the failure of Reconstruction, exploring the interaction of pervasive racism with widespread commitments to freedom and equality. In this important book, one of America’s leading historians confronts the constitutional politics of the period from the end of the CivilWar until 1877.

Benedict updates ten of his classic essays that explore the way Republicans tried to replace the slaveholding republic with a nation dedicated to freedom and equality of basic legal and political rights―and how Americans’ constitutional commitments, and those of Republicans themselves, limited reform.

Expertly bridging legal, political, party history, the essays explore the fate of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, as well as the struggle between President and Congress over the course of Reconstruction. Brought together for the first time with a new introduction, and revised to reflect emerging scholarship, the essays are essential points of departure for students and scholars in history, law, and political science.

  • I gave this collection five stars for three reasons: (1) Michael Les Benedict did something unusual in that he actually updated all of the essays to reflect advances in scholarship and his evolving judgments; (2) his analysis is solidly reasoned, deeply researched and persuasive; (3) he offers historical insights into the Reconstruction Era that are of real value in interpreting antecedents of contemporary politics. Three essays particularly stand out: "Preserving the Constitution: The Conservative Basis of Radical Reconstruction" which offers a convincing explanation why the Republican majority in reacting to President Andrew Johson's efforts to hamstring extending civil rights to African Americans took an approach aimed at securing civil rights but relying on the states for their guarantee; "Salmon P. Chase and Constitutional Politics" a fine essay on the roots and application of Chase's jurisprudence as Chief Justice which left me hoping that Benedict might one day write a book length treatment; (3) "The Problem of Constitutionalism and Constitutional Liberty in the Reconstructed South" this essay written in 1989 and revised in 2006 can be profitably read by anyone interested in the ideological origins of the contemporary Tea Party movement.

  • This is a wonderful book of updated essays, by arguably, the finest historian on post-Civil War Reconstruction.

    It has allowed me to rethink some onclusions I had previously reached.