The constitution of empire : territorial expansion and American legal history /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Lawson, Gary, 1958-
Other Authors: Seidman, Guy
Format: Book
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2004
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Table of 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 façade? The rights of territorial inhabitants ; Conclusion: imperial reflections