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The Resource Lincoln, the law, and presidential leadership, edited by Charles M. Hubbard

Lincoln, the law, and presidential leadership, edited by Charles M. Hubbard

Label
Lincoln, the law, and presidential leadership
Title
Lincoln, the law, and presidential leadership
Statement of responsibility
edited by Charles M. Hubbard
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From his early years as a small-town lawyer through his rise to the presidency, Abraham Lincoln respected the rule of law. Secession and the Civil War, however, led him to expand presidential power in ways that often put him at odds with the Supreme Court and Congress. In this incisive essay collection, recognized scholars from a variety of academic disciplines--including history, political science, legal studies, and journalism--explore Lincoln's actions as president and identify within his decision-making process his commitment to law and order and the principles of the Constitution. In so doing, they demonstrate how wartime pressures and problems required Lincoln to confront the constitutional limitations imposed on the chief executive and expose the difficulty and ambiguity associated with the protection of civil rights during the Civil War. Among the topics addressed are civil liberties during wartime; presidential pardons; the loyalty (or treason) of government employees; Lincoln's political ideology and its influence on his approach to citizenship; Lincoln's defense of the Constitution, the Union, and popular government; constitutional restraints on Lincoln as he dealt with slavery and emancipation; and how Lincoln's image has been used in presidential rhetoric. Although varied in their strategies and methodologies, these essays expand our understanding of Lincoln's vision for a united nation grounded in the Constitution. Together, they provide an illuminating examination of the law as Lincoln applied it, the expansion of presidential war powers, and the foundation for the transformation of American society. "--
  • "The essays in this book focus on Lincoln's views on the rule of law and the Constitution and expose the difficulty and ambiguity associated with the protection of civil rights during the Civil War"--
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hubbard, Charles M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lawyers
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Rule of law
  • Constitutional law
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Constitutional law
  • Lawyers
  • Presidents
  • Rule of law
  • Illinois
  • United States
Label
Lincoln, the law, and presidential leadership, edited by Charles M. Hubbard
Instantiates
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 214 pages
Isbn
9780809334544
Lccn
2015010066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903675291
Label
Lincoln, the law, and presidential leadership, edited by Charles M. Hubbard
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 214 pages
Isbn
9780809334544
Lccn
2015010066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)903675291

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