Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Act of JusticeLincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Burrus M. Carnahan

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124636

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124636.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use (for details see http://www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 November 2017

Planting the Seed: Charles Sumner and John Quincy Adams

Planting the Seed: Charles Sumner and John Quincy Adams

Chapter:
(p.4) (p.5) 1 Planting the Seed: Charles Sumner and John Quincy Adams
Source:
Act of Justice
Author(s):

Burrus M. Carnahan

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124636.003.0002

This chapter discusses where Abraham Lincoln got the idea of using the law of war as a way to gain executive power. It is shown that Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts urged the president to use his power as commander in chief of the armed forces under the Constitution to free the slaves in the rebellious states. At the same time, Orville Hickman Browning stated the necessity of emancipation. An anti-emancipation argument was also raised, although it was no more than pettifoggery.

Keywords:   Abraham Lincoln, law of war, executive power, Senator Charles Sumner, Constitution, Orville Hickman Browning, emancipation, anti-emancipation argument

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .