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Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil War: The Trials of John Merryman (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War) Hardcover – November 7, 2011


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Jonathan W. White is an assistant professor of American Studies and fellow at the Center for American Studies at Christopher Newport University.
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  • Series: Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press (November 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080714214X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807142141
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,657,638 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JOHN ROACH on November 2, 2011
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Jonathan White's first book provides a new and original take on the age old issues surrounding Lincoln's handling of civil liberties in the Civil War. Many are familiar with Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus and the seminal court case Ex Parte Merryman dealing with that suspension, but until now the details of the case have hardly been examined.

This book delves into the details of what exactly John Merryman did and his journey through the court system, and then White uses that case as a prism to examine the problems of trying and dealing with disloyalty in the North throughout the war. It goes into the struggles Lincoln and Congress had with the habeas corpus issue, as well as the problem of using military tribunals tied up with that.

This book is especially important because the issues Lincoln and Congress faced during the Civil War have reappeared in the context of the War on Terror. We must deal with denying habeas corpus to enemy combatants in Guantanamo Bay and trying those enemy combatants via military tribunal, which raise the same Constitutional problems that Lincoln and the North's actions raised. How much power does the President possess in a crisis? To what extent should civil liberties be circumscribed in times of war? These are perennially troubling questions that our nation will continue to face, and this book provides new insight into those issues through the prism of the Civil War.

I would heartily recommend it to any person interested in the Civil War or civil liberties issues in general. The topics are engaging, and the book is well written, so combined with an original perspective what more could you want?
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rob on December 4, 2011
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With this book, Jonathan W. White has given us the definitive account of Ex parte Merryman within the context of Lincoln's early suspensions of habeas corpus. The research is highly original, persuasive, and succeeds admirably in placing the trials of Merryman within that grey area between outright secessionism and the (later denied) orders of Governor Hicks. Moreover, White's assessment of Lincoln on habeas is refreshingly even-handed, as is his analysis of the much-overlooked and misunderstood dilemmas of the 1863 Habeas Act. In comparison, Brian McGinty's recent book on Merryman is quite basic, and saturated with Lincoln apologia to boot. I have no doubt that White's work will stand as one of the most important in Civil War constitutional history, and will be upheld as a model for re-examining the well-trodden Civil War habeas issue from a fresh perspective.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Canty on November 28, 2012
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The author was my college professor. The man is a genius. He makes me want to read his other works.

Would recommend to anyone who cares about American History, especially civil war. Very interesting research and stories.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Laurence Drury on July 18, 2014
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Could not put this book down!!
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nancy S. Wickersham on August 28, 2014
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I am related to John Merryman, so this book was very interesting to me. I am Nancy Merryman, of the Maryland Merrymans. My family owned plantations and slaves, so their economic future was being threatened.
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