Civil War Without End: The Sociology and Synergy of Law and History [Book Review of Brandwein's 'Reconstructing Reconstruction']
Bryan H. Wildenthal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
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
Date posted: November 7, 2007 ; Last revised: May 8, 2010