Saturday, March 17, 2007

Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law: this Sunday on Book TV

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 18 at 8:00 am eastern
Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law: Nationalism, Civil Liberties, and Partisanship by Matthew Warshauer is featured on C-Span2 Book TV.

Description: In "Andrew Jackson and the Politics of Martial Law," Matthew Warshauer recounts Andrew Jackson's victory at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815 and his subsequent declaration of martial law. The author reports that Abraham Lincoln would later invoke the use of martial law during the Civil War citing the Jackson case as justification. Mr. Warshauer documents these cases and examines the U.S. history of the suspension of civil liberties during wartime.

Author Bio: Matthew Warshauer is an associate professor of history at Central Connecticut State University. He is the author of "Andrew Jackson: First Men, America's Presidents."

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