Lincoln s Code

Lincoln s Code

And so on July 31, after what halleck later described to lieber as a “full
conversation”with his advisers, lincoln issued a retaliation order that tracked
almost word for word the language ofthe code he had approved two months
earlier. Drafted for ...

Author: John Fabian Witt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416576174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 788

A standalone novella introducing a new side of Half Moon Hollow—featuring a freewheeling courier and the stuffy vampire she has to transport. Miranda Puckett has failed at every job she’s ever had. Her mother just wants her to come home, join the family law firm, and settle down with Jason, the perfect lawyer boyfriend. But when Jason turns out to be a lying cheater, Miranda seizes on a job that gets her out of town: long-distance vampire transportation. Her first assignment is to drive vampire Collin Sutherland from Washington to sleepy Half Moon Hollow without incident—no small feat for a woman whom trouble seems to follow like a faithful hound dog! And she has to do it without letting her passenger—the most persnickety, stuffy, devastatingly handsome vamp she’s ever met—drive her crazy. As she and Collin find disaster on the roads, they also find an undeniable spark between them. Could Miranda have found the perfect job and the perfect guy for her?
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lincoln the Law and Presidential Leadership

Lincoln  the Law  and Presidential Leadership

Code: The Laws of War in American History (New York: Free Press, 2012), 157–
64; Carnahan, Act of Justice, 65–70. ... On the general background and influence
of the Lieber Code, see Witt, Lincoln's Code, 193–95, 231–49; Stephen C. Neff, ...

Author: Charles M. Hubbard

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809334544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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The influence of law on Lincoln's presidency From his early years as a smalltown 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 decisionmaking 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 on 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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Journal of the Civil War Era

Journal of the Civil War Era

Witt, Lincoln's Code, 29–32, 72–78. ... Burrus M. Carnahan, Act of Justice;
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War (Lexington: University
Press of Kentucky, 2007); Eric Foner, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and
American ...

Author: William A. Blair

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469615981

Category: History

Page: 203

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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 4, Number 2 June 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Tom Watson Brown Book Award John Fabian Witt Civil War Historians and the Laws of War Articles Chandra Manning Working for Citizenship in Civil War Contraband Camps Michael F. Conlin The Dangerous Isms and the Fanatical Ists: Antebellum Conservatives in the South and the North Confront the Modernity Conspiracy Nicholas Guyatt "An Impossible Idea?" The Curious Career of Internal Colonization Review Essay John Craig Hammond Slavery, Sovereignty, and Empires: North American Borderlands and the American Civil War, 1660-1860 Book Reviews Books Received Professional Notes Jill Ogline Titus An Unfinished Struggle: Sesquicentennial Interpretations of Slavery and Emancipation
Categories: History

Lincoln s Autocrat

Lincoln s Autocrat

On Lieber's code in particular, see Witt, Lincoln's Code; Grimsley, Hard Hand of
War, 149–51; Sutherland, A Savage Conflict, 126–28, and American Civil War
Guerrillas, 50–54. 27. Wainwright, Fisher Diary, 433–35; Harvey Bloom essay, ...

Author: William Marvel

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469622507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 632

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Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869), one of the nineteenth century's most impressive legal and political minds, wielded enormous influence and power as Lincoln's secretary of war during most of the Civil War and under Johnson during the early years of Reconstruction. In the first full biography of Stanton in more than fifty years, William Marvel offers a detailed reexamination of Stanton's life, career, and legacy. Marvel argues that while Stanton was a formidable advocate and politician, his character was hardly benign. Climbing from a difficult youth to the pinnacle of power, Stanton used his authority--and the public coffers--to pursue political vendettas, and he exercised sweeping wartime powers with a cavalier disregard for civil liberties. Though Lincoln's ability to harness a cabinet with sharp divisions and strong personalities is widely celebrated, Marvel suggests that Stanton's tenure raises important questions about Lincoln's actual control over the executive branch. This insightful biography also reveals why men like Ulysses S. Grant considered Stanton a coward and a bully, who was unashamed to use political power for partisan enforcement and personal preservation.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Presidents and the Constitution Volume 1

The Presidents and the Constitution  Volume 1

In late 1862, Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, and his general in chief,
Henry W. Halleck, a lawyer and an ... Lieber's Code, as the document came to be
known, was consistent with Lincoln's own principles, which were based on the ...

Author: Ken Gormley

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479802128

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 453

Shines a light on the constitutional issues that confronted and shaped each presidency from George Washington to the Progressive Era Drawing from the monumental The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History, published in 2016, the nation’s foremost experts in the American presidency and the US Constitution join together to tell the intertwined stories of how the first twenty-seven distinctive American presidents have confronted and shaped the Constitution and thus defined the most powerful office in human history. From George Washington to William Howard Taft, The Presidents and the Constitution, Volume 1 illuminates the evolving American presidency in a unique way—through the lens of the Constitution itself. Arranged chronologically by president, the book examines the constitutional issues confronting each president in the context of the personalities driving historical events.The contributors illustrate the extensive powers of the American presidency in domestic and foreign affairs, showing how they have been used by the men who were granted them, and brings to light the overarching constitutional themes that span this country’s history and tie each presidency to the other branches of government.
Categories: History

Lincoln s Political Thought

Lincoln s Political Thought

Lincoln's. Doctrine. of. Military. Necessity. in. the. Civil. War. I HAVE REFERRED
to military necessity, which is distinct from political or social necessity but ... For a
treatment of that subject, see John Fabian Witt's invaluable book Lincoln's Code.

Author: George Kateb

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674745162

Category: Philosophy

Page:

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At the center of Lincoln’s political thought and career is an intense passion for equality that runs so deep in the speeches, messages, and letters that it has the force of religious conviction for Lincoln. George Kateb examines these writings to reveal that this passion explains Lincoln’s reverence for both the Constitution and the Union.
Categories: Philosophy

Lincoln s Supreme Court

Lincoln s Supreme Court

More than four decades after its initial publication this book is still the only one to focus exclusively on President Abraham Lincoln's role in modifying the Supreme Court membership to secure the power he needed to save the Union.

Author: David Mayer Silver

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252067193

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 125

More than four decades after its initial publication this book is still the only one to focus exclusively on President Abraham Lincoln's role in modifying the Supreme Court membership to secure the power he needed to save the Union.
Categories: Law

Lincoln s Inn Its Ancient and Modern Buildings

Lincoln s Inn  Its Ancient and Modern Buildings

code of laws framed by Ethelbert , king of Kent A . D . 561 - 616 , which is the
OLDEST EUROPEAN CODE extant in any modern or " barbarous ' language .
Next occur the laws of Hlothære and Eadric , A . D . 673 - 685 , and of Wihtræd , A
. D ...

Author: William Holden Spilsbury

Publisher: London : Reeves and Turner

ISBN: OXFORD:590933414

Category: Lincoln's Inn (London, England)

Page: 251

View: 139

Categories: Lincoln's Inn (London, England)

The Obama Code

The Obama Code

1. Which war took place during Lincoln's presidency? Sacramento is to California
as Chicago is to. 2. Abraham Lincoln was the first president to have a ... 4.
President Lincoln rarely used his pockets, and often kept important papers under
his ...

Author: Patrick Meeks

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9780787780258

Category: Games

Page: 64

View: 682

This imaginative cross-curricular resource is the perfect way to reinforce basic grammar skills as well as introduce the study of United States presidents to your class. A short biography is included for each featured president that contains secret, embedded information. Students must study the biography and crack the code to answer a set of worksheet questions. It is within these hidden codes that students will practice spelling, punctuation, pronouns, analogies, and a variety of other valuable language arts skills.
Categories: Games

Lincoln in the Telegraph Office Abridged Annotated

Lincoln in the Telegraph Office  Abridged  Annotated

There are many Lincoln anecdotes you will not read anywhere else and they help to complete a view of this extraordinary president. David Bates was one of the boys.

Author: David Homer Bates

Publisher: BIG BYTE BOOKS

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 922

Given the amount of time that Abraham Lincoln spent in the telegraph office of the War Department next door to the White House, it is unfortunate that there are no photos of him there. But we have this fascinating account of his time there. During times of crisis, tension, and victory, Lincoln spent hours and hours in the company of his "boys" in that office. There are many Lincoln anecdotes you will not read anywhere else and they help to complete a view of this extraordinary president. David Bates was one of the boys. From 1861-1866 he was the manager of the War Department telegraph office and a cipher (code) operator. In this intimate and interesting book, first published in 1907, Bates relates what it was like working alongside Abraham Lincoln and Edwin Stanton (Secretary of War). He also discusses the codes and methods used during the Civil War to transmit important messages. One of the unsung heroes of the American Civil War was Major Thomas Eckert, who was in charge of all military telegraphic operations. Greatly trusted by both Lincoln and War Secretary Stanton, Eckert was employed in many very important actions during the war. For the first time, this long-out-of-print book is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE or download a sample.
Categories: History

Lincoln s Legacy

Lincoln s Legacy

Understanding Lincoln’s influence on twenty-first century law and politics

Author: Phillip Shaw Paludan

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252032233

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 85

View: 610

Understanding Lincoln’s influence on twenty-first century law and politics
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lincoln s Emancipation Proclamation

Lincoln s Emancipation Proclamation

An authoritative analysis of the Emancipation Proclamation addresses such issues as its unfavorable comparison to more eloquent Lincoln addresses and its questionable reflection of Lincoln's character, drawing on historical documents to ...

Author: Allen C. Guelzo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743262972

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 466

An authoritative analysis of the Emancipation Proclamation addresses such issues as its unfavorable comparison to more eloquent Lincoln addresses and its questionable reflection of Lincoln's character, drawing on historical documents to reveal the president's purposes in planning and issuing the Proclamation. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Categories: History

The Age of Lincoln and the Art of American Power 1848 1876

The Age of Lincoln and the Art of American Power  1848 1876

Lincoln approved what became known as the Lieber Code and issued it on April
24, 1863. The Lieber Code significantly developed international law related to
war. It became the foundation for the 1868 St. Petersburg Declaration, the 1874 ...

Author: William Nester

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781612346595

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 949

Although Abraham Lincoln was among seven presidents who served during the tumultuous years between the end of the Mexican War and the end of the Reconstruction era, history has not been kind to the others: Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and Ulysses S. Grant. In contrast, history sees Abraham Lincoln as a giant in character and deeds. During his presidency, he governed brilliantly, developed the economy, liberated four million people from slavery, reunified the nation, and helped enact the Homestead Act, among other accomplishments. He proved to be not only an outstanding commander in chief but also a skilled diplomat, economist, humanist, educator, and moralist. Lincoln achieved that and more because he was a master of the art of American power. He understood that the struggle for hearts and minds was the essence of politics in a democracy. He asserted power mostly by appealing to peopleÆs hopes rather than their fears. All along he tried to shape rather than reflect prevailing public opinions that differed from his own. To that end, he was brilliant at bridging the gap between progressives and conservatives by reining in the former and urging on the latter. His art of power ultimately reflected his unswerving devotion to the Declaration of IndependenceÆs principles and the ConstitutionÆs institutions, or as he so elegantly expressed it, ôto a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.ö
Categories: History

Lincoln s Melancholy

Lincoln s Melancholy

A reassessment of the life of Abraham Lincoln argues that America's sixteenth president suffered from depression and explains how Lincoln used the coping strategies he had developed to face the crises of the Civil War and personal tragedy.

Author: Joshua Wolf Shenk

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618551166

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 642

A reassessment of the life of Abraham Lincoln argues that America's sixteenth president suffered from depression and explains how Lincoln used the coping strategies he had developed to face the crises of the Civil War and personal tragedy.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lincoln Herald

Lincoln Herald

The other article reports on a little black book recently found at Hildene called
Cipher Code , The Pullman Company compiled in 1901 , the year Robert Todd
Lincoln became permanent president of the company . Lincoln's code name ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89058666389

Category: United States

Page:

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Categories: United States

Mr Lincoln s T Mails

Mr  Lincoln s T Mails

By paying close attention to Lincoln's "lightning messages," we see a great leader adapt to a new medium. No reader of this work of history will be able to miss the contemporary parallels.

Author: Tom Wheeler

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061749834

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 993

The Civil War was the first "modern war." Because of the rapid changes in American society, Abraham Lincoln became president of a divided United States during a period of technological and social revolution. Among the many modern marvels that gave the North an advantage was the telegraph, which Lincoln used to stay connected to the forces in the field in almost real time. No leader in history had ever possessed such a powerful tool to gain control over a fractious situation. An eager student of technology, Lincoln (the only president to hold a patent) had to learn to use the power of electronic messages. Without precedent to guide him, Lincoln began by reading the telegraph traffic among his generals. Then he used the telegraph to supplement his preferred form of communication—meetings and letters. He did not replace those face-to-face interactions. Through this experience, Lincoln crafted the best way to guide, reprimand, praise, reward, and encourage his commanders in the field. Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails tells a big story within a small compass. By paying close attention to Lincoln's "lightning messages," we see a great leader adapt to a new medium. No reader of this work of history will be able to miss the contemporary parallels. Watching Lincoln carefully word his messages—and follow up on those words with the right actions—offers a striking example for those who spend their days tapping out notes on computers and BlackBerrys. An elegant work of history, Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails is an instructive example of timeless leadership lessons.
Categories: History

Lincoln s Moral Vision

Lincoln s Moral Vision

Author:

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617034177

Category: History

Page:

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An assessment of the great speech as Lincoln's moral resolution of his views on slavery, race, and religion
Categories: History

The Lincolns in the White House

The Lincolns in the White House

From the day of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, a nation divided by savage conflict confronted the new president.

Author: Jerrold M. Packard

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466852785

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 298

From the day of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, a nation divided by savage conflict confronted the new president. But what many don't know was that within the White House's walls, the Lincoln's family would soon find itself suffering turmoil mirroring that of the nation he led. Savagely criticized for her extravagance by the American public and widely distrusted because of her southern roots, first lady Mary Lincoln's increasing instability would deeply strain her marriage and eventually end in her mental collapse. The couple was devastated when eleven-year-old Willie died in the White House of typhoid fever. Tad, the youngest son, remained the family joy despite his physical impairments. Though their son Robert's success at Harvard made his parents proud, his relationship with them was troubled and would result in a painful estrangement, one which would eventually permanently separate him from his mother. The president's assassination brutally crushed Mary's always-fragile spirits. After leaving the White House and following Tad's early death, the former first lady retreated into increasing eccentricity and seclusion until her death in 1882. A moving and poignant portrait of the family life of America's greatest president.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Scorpion s Sting Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

The Scorpion s Sting  Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

For a different view, see Witt, Lincoln's Code, p. 263. “By insisting on
nondiscrimination” in the 81. way Confederates treated black and white soldiers,
Witt writes, Lieber's code of war “had a hand in the greatest humanitarian disaster
of the last ...

Author: James Oakes

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393244274

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 738

A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction The image of a scorpion surrounded by a ring of fire, stinging itself to death, was widespread among antislavery leaders before the Civil War. It captures their long-standing strategy for peaceful abolition: they would surround the slave states with a cordon of freedom, constricting slavery and inducing the social crisis in which the peculiar institution would die. The image opens a fresh perspective on antislavery and the coming of the Civil War, brilliantly explored here by one of our greatest historians of the period.
Categories: History