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Lincoln's code : the laws of war in American history
John Fabian Witt
Adult Nonfiction KF7210 .W58 2012

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Prologuep. 1
Part I - You Have Brought Me into Hell!p. 11
1 - The Rights of Humanityp. 13
Washington and the Moral Logic of War
Jefferson's Savage Enlightenment
Franklin and the Mythology of the Revolution
2 - The Rules of Civilized Warfarep. 49
The Art of Neutrality
A Path to War
American War, American Slavery
3 - A False Feeling of Mercyp. 79
Lawyers, Soldiers, and Seamen
The God of Scalps
Andrew Jackson and the Militia Tradition
4 - Rules of Wrongp. 109
Part II - A Few Things Barbarous or Cruelp. 139
5 - We Don't Practise the Law of Nationsp. 141
A Strange Inconsistency
Dog Eat Dog
Hero of the Hour
6 - Blood Is the Rich Dew of Historyp. 170
Would to God, I, Too, Could Act!
Clausewitz in New York
Guerrillas in Missouri
7 - Act of Justicep. 197
Worse Than Savages
The Highest Principles Known to Christian Civilization
Abstain from All Violence
8 - To Save the Countryp. 220
Simply as Men
Responsible to God
No Distinction of Color
9 - Smashing Things to the Seap. 250
A Most Solemn Obligation
Holt's Bright Young Men
Which Party Can Whip
10 - Soldiers and Gentlemenp. 285
To Assassinate Everybody
A Citizen of Indiana
Combatants in Open War
Part III - The Howling Desertp. 325
11 - Glenn's Brigadep. 327
Stay the Hand of Retribution
The House in the Wood
To the Philippines and Back Again
Epiloguep. 366
Appendix: Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Fieldp. 375
Acknowledgmentsp. 395
Abbreviations Used in the Notesp. 399
Notesp. 401
Illustration Creditsp. 471
Indexp. 475

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