Contesting the Structure: Congress Debates the Missouri Disaster, 1819-1821 (Research in Constitutional Democracy)
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The bigger query with which the legislators grappled have been the boundaries of the Structure’s provisions granting Congress the authority to have an effect on the establishment of slavery—each the place it already existed and the place it may broaden. The problem—what would come to be generally known as the Missouri Disaster—severely examined the nonetheless younger republic and, some 4 a long time later, would all however rend it asunder. This well timed assortment of unique essays thoughtfully engages the intersections of historical past and constitutional regulation, and is definite to search out keen readers amongst historians, authorized students, political scientists, in addition to many who name Missouri residence.
William S. Belko
John R. Van Atta