Film, Video Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History

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Title
Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History
Summary
John Fabian Witt signed and discussed his book, "Lincoln's Code: The Laws of War in American History," which describes Lincoln's development of a code regulating conduct in war whose articles later became the basis for a new international law of war.
Event Date
April 09, 2013
Notes
-  John Fabian Witt is the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He writes in the history of American law and in torts. His books include "Patriots and Cosmopolitans: Hidden Histories of American Law" and "The Accidental Republic: Crippled Workingmen, Destitute Widows and the Remaking of American Law." He has written articles for the American Historical Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal and other scholarly journals. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Slate and The Washington Post and he has been a guest on NPR's "All Things Considered." In 2010 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for his project on the laws of war in American history.
Related Resources
Event Press Release: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2013/13-056.html
Center for the Book: http://www.read.gov/cfb/
Running Time
1 hours, 1 minutes, 55 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
online text

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