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Abraham Lincoln and treason in the Civil War : the trials of John Merryman / Jonathan W. White.

Author/creator White, Jonathan W., 1979-
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoBaton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press,
Descriptionxiii, 191 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from UPCC Books 2011 History Collection Supplement
Supplemental Content Full text available from UPCC Books History 2011 Subject Collection
Series Conflicting worlds: new dimensions of the American Civil War
Contents "Baltimore is to be the battlefield of the southern revolution" : the Baltimore riot and the formation of Lincoln's habeas corpus policy -- "A collision of civil and military authority" : the arrest and incarceration of John Merryman -- "Prosecute your best cases not the weak and doubtful" : the difficulty of punishing disloyalty in the loyal states -- "Necessity is the tyrant's plea" : the Habeas Corpus Act, part I : congressional reaction to military arrests and tribunals -- "The government must in some way sustain you in your official acts" : the Habeas Corpus Act, part II : the failure of congress to protect those waging war -- Epilogue : "Habeas Corpus John".
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 165-184) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2011015406
ISBN9780807142141 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN9780807142158 (pdf)
ISBN9780807142165 (epub)
ISBN9780807142172 (mobi)
ISBN9780807143469 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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