The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties by Mark E. Neely

By Mark E. Neely

If Abraham Lincoln was once referred to as the good Emancipator, he was once additionally the one president to droop the writ of habeas corpus. certainly, Lincoln's list at the structure and person rights has fueled a century of discussion, from fees that Democrats have been singled out for harrassment to Gore Vidal's depiction of Lincoln as an "absolute dictator." Now, within the Pulitzer Prize-winning The destiny of Liberty, certainly one of America's prime gurus on Lincoln wades instantly into this controversy, displaying simply who was once jailed and why, at the same time he explores the total variety of Lincoln's constitutional policies.
Mark Neely depicts Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus as a well-intentioned try to care for a floodtide of unexpected occasions: the danger to Washington as Maryland flirted with secession, disintegrating public order within the border states, corruption between army contractors, the career of adverse accomplice territory, contraband alternate with the South, and the outcry opposed to the 1st draft in U.S. historical past. Drawing on letters from prisoners, files of army courts and federal prisons, memoirs, and federal records, he paints a bright photograph of ways Lincoln spoke back to those difficulties, how his regulations have been truly done, and the virulent political debates that undefined. Lincoln emerges from this account with this mythical statesmanship intact--mindful of political realities and susceptible to mood the sentences of army courts, involved now not with persecuting his competitors yet with prosecuting the struggle successfully. moreover, Neely explores the abuses of energy lower than the regime of martial legislations: the regimen torture of suspected deserters, frequent antisemitism between Union generals and officers, the typical perform of seizing civilian hostages. He reveals that even though the process of army justice was once mistaken, it suffered much less from cruel zeal, or political partisanship, than from inefficiency and the friction and complexities of contemporary war.
expert via a deep realizing of a special interval in American background, this incisive ebook takes a complete examine the problems of civil liberties in the course of Lincoln's management, putting them firmly within the political context of the time. Written with prepared perception and an intimate take hold of of the unique assets, The destiny of Liberty bargains a brilliant photo of the crises and chaos of a country at conflict with itself, altering our knowing of this president and his such a lot debatable policies.

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Freedom Facts and Firsts: 400 Years of the African American by Jessie Carney Smith

By Jessie Carney Smith

Spanning approximately four hundred years from the early abolitionists to the current, this advisor book profiles greater than four hundred humans, areas, and occasions that experience formed the historical past of the black fight for freedom. Coverage includes info on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but in addition delves into how lesser identified figures contributed to and formed the historical past of civil rights. learn the way the Housewives' League of Detroit began a national circulate to help black companies, supporting many to outlive the melancholy; or observe what influence activities journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's old front into the main leagues. This complete source chronicles the breadth and keenness of an entire people's quest for freedom.

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Discourses of Tolerance and Intolerance in the European by Hans Erich Bödeker, Clorinda Donato, Peter Reill

By Hans Erich Bödeker, Clorinda Donato, Peter Reill

The primary of tolerance is without doubt one of the so much enduring legacies of the Enlightenment. in spite of the fact that, scholarly works at the subject up to now were essentially constrained to conventional experiences in line with a old, 'progressive' view or to the opinions of up to date writers reminiscent of Adorno, Horkheimer, Foucault, and MacIntyre, who believed that the middle ideals of the Enlightenment, together with tolerance, may perhaps really be used as cars of repression and keep an eye on instead of as brokers selling person and team freedom.This choice of unique essays by way of a distinct overseas team of participants seems to be on the topic in a brand new mild and from a few angles, targeting the idea that of tolerance on the aspect the place the person, or crew, converges or clashes with the state.The quantity opens with introductory essays that supply crucial historical past to the main shift in considering in regard to tolerance that happened through the eighteenth century, whereas contemplating the overall challenge of writing a historical past of tolerance. the rest essays, prepared round relevant issues, hint the growth of the discourses of tolerance and intolerance. the 1st staff treats tolerance and intolerance relating to the spheres of non secular and political notion and perform. the second one examines the extension of large problems with tolerance and intolerance within the nation-states of race, gender, deviancy, and illegal activity. whereas supplying an in-depth attention of those advanced concerns within the context of the Enlightenment, the amount sheds mild on many related demanding situations dealing with modern society.

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Semi-Citizenship in Democratic Politics by Elizabeth F. Cohen

By Elizabeth F. Cohen

In each democratic polity there exist contributors and teams who carry a few yet now not the entire crucial parts of citizenship. students who research citizenship in many instances grab for shared techniques and language that establish different types of club held through migrants, teenagers, the disabled, and different teams of people who, for varied purposes, are neither complete electorate nor non-citizens. This ebook introduces the idea that of semi-citizenship as a way to dramatically enhance debates approximately people who carry a few yet no longer all components of complete democratic citizenship. via analytically classifying the rights of citizenship and their numerous combos, students can typologize semi-citizens and convey comparisons of alternative different types of semi-citizenships and of semi-citizenships in numerous states. The publication makes use of theoretical research, historic examples, and modern circumstances of semi-citizenship to demonstrate how normative and governmental doctrines of citizenship converge and clash, making semi-citizenship a permanent and inevitable a part of democratic politics.

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Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace by James Bovard

By James Bovard

The warfare on terrorism is the 1st political development of the hot Millennium. So starts Jim Bovard's most recent and, in many ways, so much provocative publication as he casts yet one more jaundiced eye on Washington and the reasons in the back of conserving "the place of birth" and prosecuting a wildly unpopular warfare with Iraq. For James Bovard, as regularly, all of it comes right down to a trampling of private liberty and an finish to privateness as we all know it. From airport safeguard follies that guard nobody to elevated surveillance of people and skyrocketing numbers of detainees, the conflict on terrorism is taking a toll on person liberty and nobody tells the complete grisly tale higher than Bovard.

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Lectures on Natural Right and Political Science: The First by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

By Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Philosophy of correct continues to be one of the such a lot influential works in Western political thought. It introduces a concept of civil society that has confirmed of inestimable value to different philosophical and social agendas. In this transcription of the lectures that shaped the preliminary model of Hegel's textual content, the thinker offers his proposal with a readability and directness seldom matched in his later writings. Nowhere does Hegel make clearer the distinction among his idea of goal spirit and standard techniques of common legislation. Nowhere does he provide a extra widespread therapy of the foremost proposal of acceptance. The long-awaited visual appeal of this primary English-language translation of those lectures is an immense occasion for Hegel students, philosophers, and political theorists.

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Disability and Mobile Citizenship in Postsocialist Ukraine by Sarah D. Phillips

By Sarah D. Phillips

Sarah D. Phillips examines the struggles of disabled individuals in Ukraine and the opposite former Soviet states to safe their rights throughout the tumultuous political, monetary, and social reforms of the final 20 years. via player commentary and interviews with disabled Ukrainians around the social spectrum—rights activists, politicians, scholars, staff, marketers, athletes, and others—Phillips records the artistic thoughts utilized by humans at the margins of postsocialist societies to claim claims to "mobile citizenship." She attracts in this wealthy ethnographic fabric to argue that public storytelling is a strong capability to extend notions of relatedness, kinship, and social accountability, and which support form a extra tolerant and inclusive society.

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