The Resource The fate of liberty : Abraham Lincoln and civil liberties, Mark E. Neely, Jr

The fate of liberty : Abraham Lincoln and civil liberties, Mark E. Neely, Jr

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The fate of liberty : Abraham Lincoln and civil liberties
Title
The fate of liberty
Title remainder
Abraham Lincoln and civil liberties
Statement of responsibility
Mark E. Neely, Jr
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 events -- from the disintegrating public order in the border states to the outcry against the first draft in U.S. history. Drawing on letters from prisoners, records of military courts and federal prisons, memoirs, and federal archives, he paints a vivid picture of how Lincoln responded to these problems, how his policies were actually executed, and the virulent political debates that followed. Lincoln emerges from this account with his legendary statesmanship intact -- mindful of political realities and prone to temper the sentences of military courts, concerned not with persecuting his opponents but with prosecuting the war efficiently." "Written with keen insight and an intimate grasp of the original sources, The Fate of Liberty brings to life the crises and chaos of a nation at war with itself, changing our understanding of Lincoln and his most controversial policies. Book jacket."--Jacket
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, History, 1992.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neely, Mark E
Dewey number
973.7/092
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.N46 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Habeas corpus
  • Civil rights
  • United States
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Civil rights
  • Habeas corpus
  • Legislation
  • United States
  • Burgerrechten
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Menschenrecht
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Menschenrecht
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The fate of liberty : Abraham Lincoln and civil liberties, Mark E. Neely, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-268) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Democratic Opposition
  • Lincoln and the Constitution
  • 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
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166335024
Label
The fate of liberty : Abraham Lincoln and civil liberties, Mark E. Neely, Jr
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-268) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Democratic Opposition
  • Lincoln and the Constitution
  • 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
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166335024

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