The Resource Lincoln on trial : southern civilians and the law of war, Burrus M. Carnahan

Lincoln on trial : southern civilians and the law of war, Burrus M. Carnahan

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Lincoln on trial : southern civilians and the law of war
Title
Lincoln on trial
Title remainder
southern civilians and the law of war
Statement of responsibility
Burrus M. Carnahan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By today's standards, Lincoln's adherence to the laws of war could be considered questionable, and his critics, past and present, have not hesitated to charge him as a war criminal. His apologists, however, defend his actions as reasonable and humane. Is it possible that Lincoln could be condemned as a war criminal based on the accepted standards and customs of warfare of his time? Noted scholar Burrus M. Carnahan resolves this question in Lincoln on Trial: Southern civilians and the Law of War, examining the president's reactions to the treatment and mistreatment of Southern civilians by Union forces. This stylishly written work departs from the previous studies by framing the issue from Lincoln's perspective. Carnahan's thorough examination of the president's war policies offers new insights regarding his wartime behavior and character ... Carnahan's perceptive analysis of critical issues such as the bombardment of cities, collateral damage to civilians, and the execution of hostages places Lincoln's decisions in their proper context. Carnahan also investigates a wide range of historical materials, from accounts of the Dahlgren raid to the voices of Southern civilians who bore the brunt of extensive wartime destruction"--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Carnahan, Burrus M.
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.C295 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • Civilians in war
  • Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
  • Just war doctrine
  • War
  • Civilians in war
  • Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
  • Ethics
  • Just war doctrine
  • Command of troops
  • War
Label
Lincoln on trial : southern civilians and the law of war, Burrus M. Carnahan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-154) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : crisis at Baltimore -- "With the law of war in time of war" : applying international law to a civil war -- "Property, both of enemies and friends, may be taken when needed" : seizure and destruction of civilian property -- "Strong measures, deemed indispensable but harsh at best" : retaliation and guerrilla warfare -- "War, at the best, is terrible" : devastation and command responsibility -- "Can you get near enough to throw shells into the city?" : personal injury to civilians -- Conclusion: "Government should not act for revenge"
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9780813173665
Lccn
2009040204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)444874526
Label
Lincoln on trial : southern civilians and the law of war, Burrus M. Carnahan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-154) 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 : crisis at Baltimore -- "With the law of war in time of war" : applying international law to a civil war -- "Property, both of enemies and friends, may be taken when needed" : seizure and destruction of civilian property -- "Strong measures, deemed indispensable but harsh at best" : retaliation and guerrilla warfare -- "War, at the best, is terrible" : devastation and command responsibility -- "Can you get near enough to throw shells into the city?" : personal injury to civilians -- Conclusion: "Government should not act for revenge"
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9780813173665
Lccn
2009040204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)444874526

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