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Act of justice : Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the law of war

Author: Burrus M Carnahan
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contends Lincoln was no reluctant emancipator; he wrote a truly radical document that treated Confederate slaves as an oppressed people rather than merely as enemy property. In this respect,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Carnahan, Burrus M., 1944-
Act of justice.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(OCoLC)607561636
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Burrus M Carnahan
ISBN: 9780813124636 0813124638
OCLC Number: 131062592
Description: 202 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Planting the seed: Charles Sumner and John Quincy Adams --
The Supreme Court on private property and war --
Criminal conspiracy or war? --
The Union applies the law of war --
The law as a weapon --
Congress acts and the Confederacy responds --
Military necessity and Lincoln's concept of the war --
The Proclamation as a weapon of war --
The Conkling letter --
A radical recognition of freedom --
Appendixes: First Confiscation Act, August 6, 1861 ; Browning-Lincoln correspondence, September 1861 ; Second Confiscation Act, July 17, 1862 ; Emancipation Proclamation, first draft, July 22, 1862 ; Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, September 22, 1862 ; Final Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863.
Responsibility: Burrus M. Carnahan.
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