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Confederate Legal Materials  

A brief guide to legal materials on the Confederate States during the Civil War
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2009 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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The legal materials produced in connection with the Conferate States are interesting in two aspects:

1) in connection with the international law applicable to domestic civil wars; and

2) in connection with an alternative, states-rights version of constitutional law, very different from that obtaining in post-Civil War America.


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Jeff Davis/treason

Should Jeff Davis have been hanged for treason?

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Bob Emery


  • Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Confederac y (1906)
  • Papers of Jefferson Davis (1991-)
  • Robinson, Justice in Gray (1941)

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