Uncivil Warriors : The Lawyers' Civil War.

By: Hoffer, PeterMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780190851774Subject(s): War and emergency powers-United States-History-19th century | Secession-Southern States-History-19th century | Slaves-Emancipation-United States-History-19th century | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | Postwar reconstruction-Law and legislation-United States-History-19th century | United States-History-Civil War, 1861-1865-Law and legislationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Uncivil Warriors : The Lawyers' Civil WarDDC classification: 342.73062 LOC classification: KF7221 .H644 2018Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half title -- Uncivil Warriors -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction. A Civil War of, by, and for Lawyers? -- Prologue. The Inseparability of Politics and Law: The First Lincoln-​Douglas Debate -- 1. The Contested Legality of Secession -- 2. A Tale of Two Cabinets and Two Congresses -- 3. In Re Merryman and Its Progeny -- 4. Was Secession a Crime? -- 5. An Emancipation Proclamation -- 6. "A New Birth of Freedom" -- Epilogue. The Lawyers' Reconstruction -- Conclusion. The Lawyers' Civil War in Retrospect -- Notes -- Index.
Summary: Uncivil Warriors is an expansive and authoritative account of the central role of law and lawyers in the Civil War. Peter Hoffer shows battles over freedom, slavery, and the right to secession were all legal contests, and both sides relied on law to justify their war efforts. Uncivil Warriors is an essential account of the centrality of law in the war that irrevocably reshaped the nation.
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Cover -- Half title -- Uncivil Warriors -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction. A Civil War of, by, and for Lawyers? -- Prologue. The Inseparability of Politics and Law: The First Lincoln-​Douglas Debate -- 1. The Contested Legality of Secession -- 2. A Tale of Two Cabinets and Two Congresses -- 3. In Re Merryman and Its Progeny -- 4. Was Secession a Crime? -- 5. An Emancipation Proclamation -- 6. "A New Birth of Freedom" -- Epilogue. The Lawyers' Reconstruction -- Conclusion. The Lawyers' Civil War in Retrospect -- Notes -- Index.

Uncivil Warriors is an expansive and authoritative account of the central role of law and lawyers in the Civil War. Peter Hoffer shows battles over freedom, slavery, and the right to secession were all legal contests, and both sides relied on law to justify their war efforts. Uncivil Warriors is an essential account of the centrality of law in the war that irrevocably reshaped the nation.

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