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Lincoln's Constitution

Daniel A. Farber


This book leads the reader to understand exactly how Abraham Lincoln faced the inevitable constitutional issues brought on by the Civil War. Examining what arguments he made in defense of his actions and how his words and deeds fit into the context of the times, it illuminates Lincoln's actions by placing them squarely within their historical moment. The answers here are crucial not only for a better understanding of the Civil War but also for shedding light on issues—state sovereignty, presidential power, and limitations on civil liberties in the name of national security—that continue to tes ... More

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, state sovereignty, presidential power, limitations, civil liberties, national security, constitutional law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780226237930
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226237954.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel A. Farber, author