"This first ever book-length analysis of the unusual trial examines the prevailing opinions in Southern Maryland and in the War Department regarding slavery, treason and the Constitution's guarantee of property rights and freedom of speech"--
The origins of a Maryland secessionist -- 2. Harris and secession, 1861/1863 -- 3. Congress and the war -- 4." A damning speech," the roots of a trial -- 5. The Democratic Party Convention of 1864 -- 6. The military prosecution of a Congressman -- 7. Aftermath of the trial, 1865/1892
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