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Lincoln on Trial: Southern Civilians and the Law of War

Burrus M. Carnahan

Abstract

In light of recent controversies and legal actions related to America's treatment of enemy prisoners in the Middle East and Guantánamo Bay, the regulation of government during wartime has become a volatile issue on the global scene. By today's standards, Abraham Lincoln's adherence to the laws of war could be considered questionable, and his critics, past and present, have not hesitated to charge that he was a war criminal. This book conducts an extensive analysis of Lincoln's leadership throughout the Civil War as he struggled to balance his own humanity against the demands of his generals. T ... More

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, leadership, Dahlgren raid, South, civilians, war, president

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813125695
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125695.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Burrus M. Carnahan, author