Table of Contents for Lincoln's Code : The Laws of War in American History


Prologue 1(10)
Part I You Have Brought Me into Hell!
11(128)
1 The Rights of Humanity
13(36)
Washington and the Moral Logic of War
Jefferson's Savage Enlightenment
Franklin and the Mythology of the Revolution
2 The Rules of Civilized Warfare
49(30)
The Art of Neutrality
A Path to War
American War, American Slavery
3 A False Feeling of Mercy
79(30)
Lawyers, Soldiers, and Seamen
The God of Scalps
Andrew Jackson and the Militia Tradition
4 Rules of Wrong
109(30)
Canada
Mexico
Paris
Part II A Few Things Barbarous or Cruel
139(186)
5 We Don't Practise the Law of Nations
141(29)
A Strange Inconsistency
Dog Eat Dog
Hero of the Hour
6 Blood Is the Rich Dew of History
170(27)
Would to God, I, Too, Could Act!
Clausewitz in New York
Guerrillas in Missouri
7 Act of Justice
197(23)
Worse Than Savages
The Highest Principles Known to Christian Civilization
Abstain from All Violence
8 To Save the Country
220(30)
Simply as Men
Responsible to God
No Distinction of Color
9 Smashing Things to the Sea
250(35)
A Most Solemn Obligation
Holt's Bright Young Men
Which Party Can Whip
10 Soldiers and Gentlemen
285(40)
To Assassinate Everybody
A Citizen of Indiana
Combatants in Open War
Part III The Howling Desert
325(41)
11 Glenn's Brigade
327(39)
Stay the Hand of Retribution
The House in the Wood
To the Philippines and Back Again
Epilogue 366(9)
Appendix: Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field 375(20)
Acknowledgments 395(4)
Abbreviations Used in the Notes 399(2)
Notes 401(70)
Illustration Credits 471(4)
Index 475