The Resource Justice in blue and gray : a legal history of the Civil War, Stephen C. Neff

Justice in blue and gray : a legal history of the Civil War, Stephen C. Neff

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Justice in blue and gray : a legal history of the Civil War
Title
Justice in blue and gray
Title remainder
a legal history of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Stephen C. Neff
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Summary
Overview: Stephen Neff offers the first comprehensive study of the wide range of legal issues arising from the American Civil War, many of which resonate in debates to this day. Neff examines the lawfulness of secession, executive and legislative governmental powers, and laws governing the conduct of war. Whether the United States acted as a sovereign or a belligerent had legal consequences, including treating Confederates as rebellious citizens or foreign nationals in war. Property questions played a key role, especially when it came to the process of emancipation. Executive detentions and trials by military commissions tested civil liberties, and the end of the war produced a raft of issues on the status of the Southern states, the legality of Confederate acts, clemency, and compensation. A compelling aspect of the book is the inclusion of international law, as Neff situates the conflict within the general laws of war and details neutrality issues, where the Civil War broke important new legal ground. This book not only provides an accessible and informative legal portrait of this critical period but also illuminates how legal issues arise in a time of crisis, what impact they have, and how courts attempt to resolve them
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DLC
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Neff, Stephen C
LC call number
KF5060
LC item number
.N44 2010
Nature of contents
  • encyclopedias
  • surveys of literature
  • legal articles
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • War and emergency powers
  • Secession
  • Military law
  • Slavery
  • Amnesty
  • War (International law)
  • Amnesty
  • Claims
  • Military law
  • Secession
  • Slavery
  • War and emergency powers
  • War (International law)
  • Gesetzgebung
  • Kriegsrecht
  • Rechtsetzung
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • Wehrrecht
  • Rechtsprechung
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • Sezessionskrieg (1861-1865)
  • Rechtsetzung
  • Gesetzgebung
  • Wehrrecht
  • Kriegsrecht (Staatsrecht)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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Justice in blue and gray : a legal history of the Civil War, Stephen C. Neff
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Breaking a nation -- Desperate measures -- Fighting by the rules -- Occupying territory and seizing property -- The end of a peculiar institution -- Taking liberties on the home front -- The world watches -- The art of blockade -- Ending a rebellion -- Forgiving but not forgetting
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
[ix], 350 pages
Isbn
9780674036024
Lccn
2009029638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)319493866
Label
Justice in blue and gray : a legal history of the Civil War, Stephen C. Neff
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
Breaking a nation -- Desperate measures -- Fighting by the rules -- Occupying territory and seizing property -- The end of a peculiar institution -- Taking liberties on the home front -- The world watches -- The art of blockade -- Ending a rebellion -- Forgiving but not forgetting
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
[ix], 350 pages
Isbn
9780674036024
Lccn
2009029638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)319493866

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