The Law as a Weapon

Burrus M. Carnahan

in Act of Justice

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124636
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134871 | DOI:
The Law as a Weapon

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This chapter discusses the fact that the U.S. military commanders in the field started using the law of war as a weapon against the rebels. The president had even begun this process in April when he claimed the right to prohibit neutral trade with Southern seaports by placing them under a blockade.

Keywords: U.S. military commanders; law of war; rebels; neutral trade; Southern seaports; blockade

Chapter.  4320 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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