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Uncivil warriors : the lawyers' Civil War, Peter Hoffer

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Uncivil warriors : the lawyers' Civil War
Title
Uncivil warriors
Title remainder
the lawyers' Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Peter Hoffer
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the Civil War, the United States and the Confederate States of America engaged in combat to defend distinct legal regimes and the social order they embodied and protected. Depending on which side has an argument that one accepted, the Constitution either demanded the Union's continuance or allowed for its dissolution. After the war began, rival legal concepts of insurrection (a civil war within a nation) and belligerency (war between sovereign enemies) vied for adherents in federal and Confederate councils. In a "nation of laws," such martial legalism was not surprising. Moreover, many of the political leaders of both the North and the South were lawyers themselves, including Abraham Lincoln. These lawyers now found themselves at the center of this violent maelstrom. For these men, as for their countrymen in the years following the conflict, the sacrifices of the war gave legitimacy to new kinds of laws defining citizenship and civil rights. Uncivil Warriors focuses on these lawyers' civil war: the legal professionals who plotted the course of the war from seats of power, the scenes of battle, and the home front. Both sides in the Civil War had their complement of lawyers, and eminent legal historian Peter Hoffer, provides coverage of both sides' leading lawyers. In positions of leadership, they struggled to make sense of the conflict and, in the course of that struggle, they began to glimpse into a new world of law. It was a law that empowered as well as limited government, a law that conferred personal dignity and rights on those who, at the war's beginning, could claim neither in law. Comprehensive in coverage, Uncivil Warriors focus on the legal side of America's worst conflict will reshape our understanding of the Civil War itself."--
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1944-
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Hoffer, Peter Charles
Dewey number
342.73/062
Index
index present
LC call number
KF7221
LC item number
.H644 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877)
  • United States
  • War and emergency powers
  • Secession
  • Slaves
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Postwar reconstruction
  • HISTORY
  • LAW
  • HISTORY
  • Legislation
  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Secession
  • Slaves
  • War and emergency powers
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
Uncivil warriors : the lawyers' Civil War, Peter Hoffer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : A Civil War of, by, and for lawyers? -- Prologue : The inseparability of politics and law : The first Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- The contested legality of secession -- A tale of two cabinets and two Congresses -- In re Merryman and its progeny -- Was secession a crime? -- An Emancipation Proclamation -- "A New Birth of Freedom" -- Epilogue : The lawyers' Reconstruction -- Conclusion : The lawyers' Civil War in retrospect
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 228 pages
Isbn
9780190851767
Lccn
2017057901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1007063455
  • (OCoLC)1007063455
Label
Uncivil warriors : the lawyers' Civil War, Peter Hoffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : A Civil War of, by, and for lawyers? -- Prologue : The inseparability of politics and law : The first Lincoln-Douglas Debate -- The contested legality of secession -- A tale of two cabinets and two Congresses -- In re Merryman and its progeny -- Was secession a crime? -- An Emancipation Proclamation -- "A New Birth of Freedom" -- Epilogue : The lawyers' Reconstruction -- Conclusion : The lawyers' Civil War in retrospect
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 228 pages
Isbn
9780190851767
Lccn
2017057901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1007063455
  • (OCoLC)1007063455

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