Fletcher hits the mark when he credits abraham lincoln with redefining american democracy thereby setting aside the traditional us rule of law that valued liberty order and justice when it obstructed the quest for egalitarianism he is far from accurate however when describing lincolns derailment of the traditional constitutional system as the honorable act of a decent man yes lincoln redefined american democracy as fletchers subtitle suggests and as his text reiterates . Note 5 retrouvez our secret constitution how lincoln redefined american democracy et des millions de livres en stock sur amazonfr achetez neuf ou doccasion. Abraham lincolns famous gettysberg address is viewed as the beginning of a new kind of covert constitutional law one with a stronger emphasis on equality in the wake of the abolition of slavery which was legally established in the amendments made to the us constitution between 1865 and 1870 the author asserts that the influence of this secret constitution which has varied in degree from reconstruction to the present day is visible in the rulings of the supreme co . Our secret constitution how lincoln redefined american democracy by george p fletcher new york oxford university press 2001 pp xi 292 3000 george fletchers efforts can be viewed most profitably as an unmasking of us con stitutional development consider the tide of his new work our secret constitution. Our secret constitution how lincoln redefined american democracy user review kirkus a novel consideration of american history offers a fresh view of a foundational documentfletcher law columbia univ argues that the constitution cleaves into two ill fitting parts rather like the read full review
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