Sam Staley | Friday August 18, 2017 at 7:16 PM PDT | Comments Off on Slavery and Justifications for Southern Secession in Their Own Words
With the national debate over removing monuments to confederate war heroes dominating headlines, perhaps we need a reminder of the principles and justifications for southern secession for which these men fought. The following excerpts are from the articles of secession adopted by five states, and the ordinances of secession adopted by the legislatures, conventions,...
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Melancton Smith | Friday August 19, 2011 at 6:06 AM PDT | 11 Comments
The WSJ blog notes that Justice Antonin Scalia will preside over a retrial of Texas v. White. This event will be sponsored by the Supreme Court’s Historical Society. This case centered on whether bond sales by the State of Texas, while part of the Confederate States of America, were valid. The Reconstruction government of...
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Tags: Antonin Scalia, Confederate States of America, Constitution, Law, Supreme Court, texas secession, Texas v. White, The State, Treaty of Paris