Contributor biographical information for Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney : slavery, secession, and the president's war powers / James F. Simon.

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James F. Simon is the Martin Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at New York Law School. He is the author of six previous books on American history, law, and politics, including What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States, and lives with his wife in West Nyack, New York.

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Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
Executive power -- United States -- History.
War and emergency powers -- United States -- History.
Secession -- United States -- History.
Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865.
Taney, Roger Brooke, -- 1777-1864.