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Civil War Without End: The Sociology and Synergy of Law and History [Book Review of Brandwein's 'Reconstructing Reconstruction']

7 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2007 Last revised: 8 May 2010

Bryan H. Wildenthal

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Abstract

Professor Wildenthal reviews Professor Pamela Brandwein's book, "Reconstructing Reconstruction: The Supreme Court and the Production of Historical Truth" (Duke University Press, 1999).

The review praises the perceptive and groundbreaking contribution that Brandwein, a sociologist, has made to the understanding of several crucially important episodes of American constitutional history. Brandwein primarily focuses on the long-running debate over the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment, including whether it is properly construed to incorporate or apply the Bill of Rights to the states.

Keywords: Fourteenth Amendment, Bill of Rights, Civil War, slavery, Reconstruction, Thirteenth Amendment, voting rights, apportionment, Charles Fairman, William Winslow Crosskey, Pamela Brandwein

JEL Classification: K10

Suggested Citation

Wildenthal, Bryan H., Civil War Without End: The Sociology and Synergy of Law and History [Book Review of Brandwein's 'Reconstructing Reconstruction']. University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2001, No. 2, p. 629, 2001; H-Law, American Society for Legal History, September 2000; Thomas Jefferson School of Law Research Paper No. 1028188. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1028188

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