Book Review: Eric Foner's 'The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution'

Law Library Journal, Vol. 112:2 (2020-9)

2 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2020

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Jennifer Elisa Chapman

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; University of Maryland - Thurgood Marshall Law Library

Date Written: October 1, 2020

Abstract

Foner, Eric. The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution. New York: W.W. Norton, 2019. 256p.

Historian Eric Foner has a deep knowledge of the Reconstruction Era, as shown through his extensive writings on this pivotal time in American history. In his latest book, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution, Foner takes the reader on a constitutional history journey beginning at the end of the Civil War, through passage of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, and ending with some of the Supreme Court cases that reshaped these amendments.

Keywords: Legal History, American History, Civil War, Constitution, Constitutional Law

Suggested Citation

Chapman, Jennifer Elisa, Book Review: Eric Foner's 'The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution' (October 1, 2020). Law Library Journal, Vol. 112:2 (2020-9), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3725103

Jennifer Elisa Chapman (Contact Author)

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ( email )

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University of Maryland - Thurgood Marshall Law Library ( email )

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Baltimore, MD 21201
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