Abraham Lincoln and treason in the Civil War : the trials of John Merryman

Abraham Lincoln and treason in the Civil War : the trials of John Merryman

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Content: "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".

Details

  • Author: Jonathan W White
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • ISBN-10: 0807142158
  • ISBN-13: 9780807142158, 9780807142141, 9780807142165, 9780807142172, 9780807143469
  • Pages: 216
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 3.1M
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