Abraham Lincoln and treason in the Civil War : the trials of John Merryman / Jonathan W. White

Author(s): White, Jonathan W., 1979-
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Subjects: Habeas corpus--United States--History--19th century
Treason--United States--History--19th century
Traitors--United States--History--19th century
Civil rights--United States--History--19th century
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Collaborationists
Merryman, John, 1824-1881--Trials, litigation, etc
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Views on civil rights
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2011
Series: Conflicting worlds : new dimensions of the American Civil War
Conflicting worlds
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xiii, 191 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
1.. "Baltimore Is To Be The Battlefield Of The Southern Revolution" 10
The Baltimore Riot and the Formation of Lincoln's Habeas Corpus Policy
2.. "A Collision Of Civil And Military Authority" 25
The Arrest and Incarceration of John Merryman
3.. "Prosecute Your Best Cases---Not The Weak And Doubtful" 44
The Difficulty of Punishing Disloyalty in the Loyal States
4.. "Necessity Is The Tyrant's Plea" 64
The Habeas Corpus Act, Part I . Congressional Reaction to Military Arrests and Tribunals
5.. "The Government Must In Some Way Sustain You In Your Official Acts" 90
The Habeas Corpus Act, Part II . The Failure of Congress to Protect Those Waging War
Epilogue "Habeas Corpus John" 107
Notes 123
Bibliography 165
Index 185
Notes: LCCN: 2011015406
ISBN: 9780807142141 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: "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"
OCLC Number: 712931355
ISBN/ISSN: 9780807142141