Secession and American Federalism

Versluis, Arthur
June 2007
Modern Age;Summer2007, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p308
Academic Journal
The article discusses secession and American federalism. According to the author, the 21st century American secessionist movement in Vermont emerged out of the rejection of American gigantism. The author believes the centralization of power under American president Abraham Lincoln was attained at the expense of the states. The author compares aspects of the American Civil War with that of the Swiss Civil War. The author also comments on the conservative nature of the American secession movement.


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