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Constitutional Developments from Jackson through Reconstruction  

Michael Les Benedict

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter examines constitutional developments during the period from the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson through Reconstruction. It begins with an overview of the tension ... More

Indigenous Rights: Latin America  

Thomas Duve

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Aug 2018
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Sep 2018
Many indigenous peoples now practice their own laws, their own cultural traditions and customs. In doing so, they draw on history, reconstructing their legal pasts, recreating—or even ... More


Seymour Drescher and Paul Finkelman

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
This chapter discusses the international law elements of slavery; anti-slavery and abolitionism; abolition and international law; civilization; international law and anti-slavery; and ... More