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Collection Reference Number GLC08996
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title Amendments of the Constitution, submitted to the consideration of the American people.
Date 1865
Author Lieber, Francis (1800-1872)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Argues for constitutional amendments to abolish slavery, establish universal citizenship and prosecute treason. Issued during the ratification process of the thirteenth amendment proposes a number of amendments, and discusses them in context of constitutional theory and Civil War history. The thirteenth amendment would soon be ratified, followed by the fourteenth amendment in 1868, which would be similar to some of the ideas put forward in this pamphlet. Published by the Loyal Publication Society, which published over one hundred pamphlets on various political topics during the Civil War era.
Subjects US Constitutional Amendment  US Constitution  Slavery  African American History  Abolition  Reconstruction  Suffrage  Treason  Civil War  Ratification  
People Lieber, Francis (1800-1872)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme The American Civil War; Slavery & Abolition; Government & Politics; Reconstruction
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Francis Lieber was President of the Loyal Publication Society, professor of political science at Columbia College, adviser to President Lincoln, and author of countless works on a number of subjects
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945