Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil War
[The Trials of John Merryman]

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Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil War [The Trials of John Merryman]

By: Jonathan W. White

Louisana State University Press

"Jonathan White reveals how the arrest and prosecution of a little-known Baltimore farmer, John Merryman, had a lasting impact on the Lincoln administration and Congress as they struggled to deal with both northern traitors and southern rebels. His work exposes several controversial legal and constitutional issues in American history, including presidential war powers, development of policies for dealing with treason and protection of civil liberties in wartime." softcover. 163 pp. including notes pages, bibliography, index.

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