Whiting, William. War Powers Under the Constitution of the United States. Tenth Edition. Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, 1864. Reprint. [The Legal Classics Library, 1997]. xvii, 342 pp. Calf, decorative gilt stamping, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Fine. $25. * Whiting's writings are widely believed to have influenced President Lincoln. This book probably gave him a justification for the Emancipation Proclamation. This edition is based on his earlier work, The War Powers of the President and the Legislative Powers of Congress, in Relation to Rebellion, Treason and Slavery(1862) which is thought to have been the work that originally brought Whiting to Lincoln's attention and led to his appointment as Solicitor of the War Department.
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