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The constitution of empire territorial expansion and American legal history

Title
The constitution of empire [electronic resource] : territorial expansion and American legal history / Gary Lawson and Guy Seidman.
ISBN
0300128967
9780300128963
0300102313
9780300102314
Published
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 271 pages)
Local Notes
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Summary
'The Constitution of Empire' offers a constitutional & historical survey of American territorial expansion from the founding era to the present day. The authors describe the design for territorial acquisition contained in the constitution & examine how practice has diverged from that original vision.
Variant and related titles
EBSCOhost eBook collection, Yale University Press.
Other formats
Print version: Lawson, Gary, 1958- Constitution of empire. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
October 07, 2019
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-255) and index.
Contents
Introduction: from sea to shining sea ... and beyond
pt. I. Acquiring territory. Fundamentals: lessons from Louisiana ; Forms: trouble with Texas? ; Limits: conquest and colonialism
pt. II. Governing territory. Constitutional architecture I: territorial legislatures and executives ; Constitutional architecture II: territorial courts ; War and peace: military occupation and governance ; Bulwark or façade? The rights of territorial inhabitants ; Conclusion: imperial reflections.
Genre/Form
History.
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