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The Law as a Weapon

The Law as a Weapon

Chapter:
(p.71) 5 The Law as a Weapon
Source:
Act of Justice
Author(s):
Burrus M. Carnahan
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124636.003.0006

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

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