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Lincoln on trial : southern civilians and the law of war

Author: Burrus M Carnahan
Publisher: Louisville : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In light of recent controversies and legal actions related to America's treatment of enemy prisoners in the Middle East and Guantánamo Bay, the regulation of government during wartime has become a volatile issue on the global scene. By today's standards, Lincoln's adherence to the laws of war could be considered questionable, and his critics, past and present, have not hesitated to charge that he was a war  Read more...
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Carnahan, Burrus M., 1944-
Lincoln on trial.
Louisville : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010
(DLC) 2009040204
(OCoLC)444874526
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Burrus M Carnahan
ISBN: 9780813173665 0813173663 9780813139449 0813139449
OCLC Number: 646068468
Description: 1 online resource (165 pages)
Contents: Introduction : crisis at Baltimore --
"With the law of war in time of war" : applying international law to a civil war --
"Property, both of enemies and friends, may be taken when needed" : seizure and destruction of civilian property --
"Strong measures, deemed indispensable but harsh at best" : retaliation and guerrilla warfare --
"War, at the best, is terrible" : devastation and command responsibility --
"Can you get near enough to throw shells into the city?" : personal injury to civilians --
Conclusion: "Government should not act for revenge."
Responsibility: Burrus M. Carnahan.

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Offers an analysis of Lincoln's leadership throughout the Civil War as he struggled to balance his own humanity against the demands of his generals. This title scrutinizes Lincoln's conduct toward  Read more...

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