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Act of justice : Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the law of war

Author: Burrus M Carnahan
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2007. ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. After careful analysis, author Burrus M. Carnahan concludes that if the courts had decided that the proclamation was not justified, the result  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carnahan, Burrus M., 1944-
Act of justice.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007
(OCoLC)607561636
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Burrus M Carnahan
ISBN: 9780813124636 0813124638
OCLC Number: 131062592
Description: 202 pages ; 24 cm
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 --
Appendixes: First Confiscation Act, August 6, 1861 ; Browning-Lincoln correspondence, September 1861 ; Second Confiscation Act, July 17, 1862 ; Emancipation Proclamation, first draft, July 22, 1862 ; Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, September 22, 1862 ; Final Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863.
Responsibility: Burrus M. Carnahan.
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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  Read more...

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