The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties / Edition 1

The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties / Edition 1

by Mark E. Neely
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195080327

ISBN-13: 9780195080322

Pub. Date: 08/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

If Lincoln was known as the Great Emancipator, he was also the only president to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. Indeed, Lincoln's record on the Constitution and individual rights has fueled a century of debate, and he has even been viewed as a dictator. Now, the Director of the Lincoln Museum wades into this controversy to set the record straight in this Pulitzer

Overview

If Lincoln was known as the Great Emancipator, he was also the only president to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. Indeed, Lincoln's record on the Constitution and individual rights has fueled a century of debate, and he has even been viewed as a dictator. Now, the Director of the Lincoln Museum wades into this controversy to set the record straight in this Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195080322
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
1.Actions without Precedent3
2.Missouri and Martial Law32
3.Low Tide for Liberty51
4.Arrests Move South75
5.The Dark Side of the Civil War93
6.Numbers and Definitions113
7.The Revival of International Law139
8.The Irrelevance of the Milligan Decision160
9.The Democratic Opposition185
10.Lincoln and the Constitution210
Epilogue223
Notes237
Index of Prisoners of State269
Index273

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