From Founding Fathers to Fire-Eaters

The Constitutional Doctrine of States' Rights in the Old South

James R. Roesch

“The United States” was a confederate union, created by the acts of the peoples of sovereign States. In the Constitution they delegated specific, limited powers to a federal government that was to handle certain matters common to them all. It was nobody’s intention to create a government of unlimited and eternal power. No honest student can doubt that the Southern “state rights” interpretation of the Constitution was the correct one, however much condemned by the lies and bluster of centralists. The case has been re-made by truth-seekers in every generation. James Rutledge Roesch has made the case afresh for our own times, bringing to light much new and original evidence and reasoning.

Paperback ISBN: 978-1947660083

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