Southern Rights: Political Prisoners and the Myth of Confederate Constitutionalism
Strozier, Charles B., South Carolina Historical Magazine
Southern Rights: Political Prisoners and the Myth of Confederate Constitutionalism. By Mark E. Neely, Jr. (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999. Pp. vii, 212. $35.00, cloth.)
It was once the case that historians believed Lincoln trampled on individual liberties, while the South went out of its way to preserve freedom in its futile quest to create a separate nation. More than any single scholar, Mark Neely has altered our understanding of all the issues imbedded in that dialectical proposition. In his fine study, The Fate of Liberty, Neely enormously complicated the picture of Lincoln. Most would grant that Lincoln's suppression of rights was for the most part …
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Publication information: Article title: Southern Rights: Political Prisoners and the Myth of Confederate Constitutionalism. Contributors: Strozier, Charles B. - Author. Journal title: South Carolina Historical Magazine. Volume: 102. Issue: 3 Publication date: July 2001. Page number: 271+. © South Carolina Historical Society Oct 1999. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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