Union and States’ Rights: A History and Interpretation of Interposition, Nullification, and Secession 150 Years After Sumter

Submitted by FHMaster on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 22:18

"The third book in the &LAW series addresses the perpetual issue of state sovereignty in the federal union—‘states’ rights.’ From the 1770s, through the Confederate states’ secession, and continuing until now, a central issue of governance is state power to object to, cancel, or be immune from federal law. The issue is fervently debated in the political arena by Tea Party efforts to limit federal intervention in education and health care; and the nullification movement efforts to prevent federal gun control and marijuana regulations.

The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina

Submitted by FHMaster on Mon, 01/09/2017 - 19:13

"In this comprehensive analysis of politics and ideology in antebellum South Carolina, Manisha Sinha offers a provocative new look at the roots of southern separatism and the causes of the Civil War. Challenging works that portray secession as a fight for white liberty, she argues instead that it was a conservative, antidemocratic movement to protect and perpetuate racial slavery.