A confederate in congress : the Civil War treason trial of Benjamin Gwinn Harris

Kastenberg, Joshua E., 1967- author

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  • Creator Joshua E. Kastenberg
  • Format Books
  • Publication Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
  • Physical Details
    • vii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9781476664897, 1476664897, 9781476626550
  • OCLC ocn952390139

Summary

  • "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"--

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-195) and index.

Contents

  • 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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