The Bastille in America; or, Democratic Absolutism, pamphlet


The Controversy Over Civil Liberties in Real Time!

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The Bastille in America… by “An Eye-Witness” provides a real time contribution to the early-war controversy over Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties. This is a British indictment of Lincoln’s actions against habeas corpus – particularly in Maryland – in the first months of the war.

Water-stained; repaired with translucent tape at spine and edges; light foxing; else very good.

An Eye-Witness. THE BASTILLE IN AMERICA; OR, DEMOCRATIC ABSOLUTISM. London: Robert Hardwicke, 1861. 19p., wrappers.