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The constitution of empire [electronic resource] :territorial expansion and American legal history / Gary Lawson and Guy Seidman.

By: Lawson, Gary, 1958-.
Contributor(s): Seidman, Guy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2004Description: 1 online resource (x, 271 p.).ISBN: 9780300128963 (electronic bk.); 0300128967 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Imperialism -- History | Constitutional history -- United States | Constitutional law -- United States | United States -- Territorial expansion | United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy | United States -- Territories and possessions -- Politics and government | Electronic books | United States -- Politics and government | United States -- Territories and possessions | Imp�erialisme -- Histoire | Droit constitutionnel -- �Etats-Unis | �Etats-Unis -- Histoire constitutionnelle | �Etats-Unis -- Expansion territoriale | �Etats-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- Philosophie | �Etats-Unis -- Territoires et possessions -- Politique et gouvernement | LAW -- Constitutional | LAW -- Public | LAW / ConstitutionalGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 342.73/0413 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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 fa�cade? The rights of territorial inhabitants ; Conclusion: imperial reflections.
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-255) and index.

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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 fa�cade? The rights of territorial inhabitants ; Conclusion: imperial reflections.

'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.

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