The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties by Mark E. Neely, Jr.
If Abraham Lincoln was known as the Great Emancipator, he was also the only president to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. Indeed, Lincoln's record on the Constitution and individual rights has fueled a century of debate, from charges that Democrats were singled out for harrassment to Gore Vidal's depiction of Lincoln as an "absolute dictator." Now, in the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Fate of Liberty, one of America's leading authorities on Lincoln wades straight into this controversy, showing just who was jailed and why, even as he explores the whole range of Lincoln's constitutional policies.
The 727th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - Pulitzer Prize for History (Pulitzer Prize)