TITLE

Lincoln Changes the Rules of War

AUTHOR(S)
Witt, John Fabian
PUB. DATE
February 2013
SOURCE
American History;Feb2013, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, an executive order from U.S. President Abraham Lincoln calling for the end of slavery, and examines how it, combined with a code of law for wars established by legal scholar Francis Lieber, altered the American Civil War. Particular focus is given to the impact of the code on modern rules of engagement and the moral and ethical aspects of war.
ACCESSION #
83714322

 

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