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Confederate Bastille

Jefferson Davis and Civil Liberties

Mark E. Neely

Marquette University Press
Author Bio

Mark E. Neely, Jr. (PhD, Yale) is McCabe Greer Professor Emeritus in the American Civil War Era at Pennsylvania State University. His many books have focused on the popular art of the Civil War era and on Abraham Lincoln; they include The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia, The Lincoln Image: Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print, The Confederate Image: Prints of the Lost Cause and The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties, which received the Pulitzer Prize in history. His Klement Lecture is based on his book on civil liberties in the Confederacy, published by the University Press of Virginia. Dr. Neely also directed the Lincoln Museum at Fort Wayne, Indiana, from 1973 to 1992.