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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:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln declared that as president he would "have no lawful right" to interfere with the institution of slavery. Yet less than two years later, he issued a proclamation intended to free all slaves throughout the Confederate states. When critics challenged the constitutional soundness of the act, Lincoln asserted that he was endowed "with the law of war in time of war."
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carnahan, Burrus M., 1944-
Act of justice.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(DLC) 2007017936
(OCoLC)131062592
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: 9780813172736 081317273X 9780813138213 0813138213 9780813134871 0813134870 9786613233219 6613233218 1283233215 9781283233217
OCLC Number: 173766019
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (202 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Responsibility: Burrus M. Carnahan.

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