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Eight Slavery and the Impact of the Fourteenth Amendment

From: The Lost History of the Ninth Amendment

Kurt T. Lash

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 May 2021

This chapter discusses the use of the Ninth Amendment in the years preceding the Civil War and the potential impact of the Reconstruction Amendments, particularly the Fourteenth Amendment. It seeks to reconcile the principles informing the original Constitution with the new more libertarian principles of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments.

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