Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law: Nationalism, Civil Liberties, and Partisanship

Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law: Nationalism, Civil Liberties, and Partisanship

by Matthew Warshauer
     
 
In order to win the famous battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson believed that it was necessary to declare martial law and suspend the writ of habeas corpus. In doing so, he achieved both a victory and the notoriety of being the first American general to ever suspend civil liberties in the United States.

Overview

In order to win the famous battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson believed that it was necessary to declare martial law and suspend the writ of habeas corpus. In doing so, he achieved both a victory and the notoriety of being the first American general to ever suspend civil liberties in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572335486
Publisher:
University of Tennessee Press
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Warshauer is associate professor of history at Central Connecticut State University. He is the author of the forthcoming Andrew Jackson: First Men, America’s Presidents. His articles have appeared in Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Connecticut History, Louisiana History, and New York History.

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