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Author Carnahan, Burrus M., 1944-
Title Act of justice : Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the law of war / Burrus M. Carnahan.
Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2007]

Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views.
United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History -- 19th century.
Military law -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Executive power -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Constitutional history -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (202 pages)
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-189) and index.
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.
Summary 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."
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780813172736 (electronic bk.)
081317273X (electronic bk.)
9780813138213 (electronic bk.)
0813138213 (electronic bk.)
9780813124636 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813124638 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 173766019
Additional Format Print version: Carnahan, Burrus M., 1944- Act of justice. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007 9780813124636 0813124638 (DLC) 2007017936 (OCoLC)131062592