Lincoln and Habeas Corpus: A Historical Perspective

Speaker: James M. McPherson James M. McPherson is Professor Emeritus of History at Princeton University. He discussed the writ of habeas corpus under President Lincoln during the Civil War and the cause and effects on society during its suspension.

Professor McPherson earned a B.A. in history from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Ph.D. in history the highest distinction from John Hopkins University. His books include the Pulitzer Prize winning Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, The Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam, and the recent collection of essays This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War.

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