Secessionist Conventions

Gerard Magliocca

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, his law degree from Yale, and joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Magliocca has received the Best New Professor Award and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) from the student body, and in 2008 held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013.

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4 Responses

  1. Scott says:

    1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart is a great intro into this. It is not a specifically about the secessionist conventions but it does discuss how each state did it differently, some by resolution, some by referendum, and some by state statute. It is a great book. I highly recommend it.

  2. Bruce Boyden says:

    I don’t have exactly what you’re looking for but have found the Disunion blog’s coverage of these events to be really interesting. Start about here:

  3. If anyone knows, it would be my friend and historian Steve Teeft. You can contact him through his museum’s website, http://EchoesThroughTime.Com

  4. Joan Shaughnessy says:

    G. Edward White at Virginia is working on these issues and has a book forthcoming. His Law and History lecture here at Washington and Lee was a terrific introduction. You might want to be in touch with him.