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The fate of liberty : Abraham Lincoln and civil liberties

Author: Mark E Neely; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries); Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Fate of Liberty, Mark Neely -- one of America's leading authorities on Lincoln -- explores the whole range of Lincoln's constitutional policies, examining his controversial restriction of civil liberties and the abuses of power that arose under martial law." "Neely depicts Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus as a well-intentioned attempt to deal with a floodtide of unforeseen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark E Neely; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries); Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0195064968 9780195064964 0195080327 9780195080322
OCLC Number: 21117404
Notes: LC copy 3 has dust jacket.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, History, 1992.
Description: xvii, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Actions without Precedent --
Missouri and Martial Law --
Low Tide for Liberty --
Arrests Move South --
The Dark Side of the Civil War --
Numbers and Definitions --
The Revival of International Law --
The Irrelevance of the Milligan Decision --
The Democratic Opposition --
Lincoln and the Constitution.
Responsibility: Mark E. Neely, Jr.
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Addresses the controversy concerning President Abraham Lincoln's stand on the constitution and individual rights during the American Civil War. Following a critical re-evaluation of the events, the  Read more...

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`Neely's book, which is the best scholarly examination of this issue ever written, will rehabilitate Lincoln's reputation on civil liberties ... extremely convincing'Paul Finkelman, Virginia Read more...

 
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