Department of History, Rhodes College
Dr. Huebner speaks on the way that Lincoln struggled with, and found ways to surmount, three major constitutional issues – the legitimacy of secession, the constitutionality of the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in wartime, and the legality of emancipation – and how his struggles demonstrated his belief that a vigorous Union would promote and protect the ideals embodied in the Declaration of Independence. Includes text document with selected, relevant quotations from Lincoln. Dr. Huebner is the author of several books on American law, courts, and the Constitution, including "The Taney Court: Justices, Rulings and Legacy," and is co-editor and contributor to "Major Problems in American Constitutional History."
2012 September 12
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"Lincoln and the Constitution: Presentation by Dr. Timothy S. Huebner" (2021). Audio. 2.