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Corwin Amendment

  • Originally published 09/24/2013

    Memento Mori

    Lewis H. Lapham

    The death of American Exceptionalism -- and of me.

  • Originally published 06/20/2014

    Abraham Lincoln and the Corwin Amendment

    Liberty and Power

    Most serious historical overviews of the Civil War contain at least a brief mention of the Corwin Amendment, the last-ditch compromise effort to protect slavery where it existed by enshrining it in the Constitution. They also do so tepidly and seldom acknowledge it as anything more than a historical footnote.