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Published: 20 August 1992

304 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195080322

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The Fate of Liberty

Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties

Mark E. Neely, Jr.

Only one president has ever suspended habeas corpus: the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln. This insightful account of civil liberties under Lincoln sheds new light on the controversy over the great president's record on domestic security. Far from Gore Vidal's "absolute dictator," Neely's portrait of Lincoln shows a leader prone to mercy, attempting to deal firmly and fairly with an unprecedented threat to national survival. This book offers an unusual look at the most critical moment in American history.