The Fate of Liberty : Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties

The Fate of Liberty : Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties

Description

The Fate of Liberty is a comprehensive look at the issues of civil liberties during Lincoln's administration, placing them in the political context of the time. It examines the practical impact on civil liberties of the policies Lincoln developed to save the Union. Neely focuses on Lincoln's suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in a turbulent time of unforeseen events that threatened the stability of the nation - the threat to Washington as Maryland
flirted with secession, disintegrating public order in the border states, corruption among military contractors, contraband trade with the South and the outcry against the first draft in United States history. Drawing upon 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.


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Details

Author(s)
Mark E. Neely
Format
Paperback | 296 pages
Dimensions
154 x 234 x 23mm | 476g
Publication date
20 Aug 1992
Publisher
Oxford University Press Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
0195080327
ISBN13
9780195080322
Bestsellers rank
1,490,611