Exhibition of "Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties in Wartime"
The University of Delaware Library is pleased to announce the newest Lincoln exhibition entitled “Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties in Wartime” will be on view from Tuesday, February 7, 2006 through December 15, 2006. Timothy D. Murray, Head, Special Collections Department is the curator of the exhibition.
The Civil War brought a number of civil liberties issues to the fore and President Lincoln made controversial decisions which at times polarized the nation. During his presidency Abraham Lincoln was responsible for suspending the writ of habeus corpus without congressional approval as well as issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and these actions brought him praise and criticism. “Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties in Wartime” will display primary documents from the period, visual materials, publications, and other materials relating to these issues.
The exhibition can be viewed during regular hours of operations for the Morris Library. For Library hours call 302-831-BOOK or check the Library web at www.lib.udel.edu.
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For Library hours call 302-831-BOOK or check the Library Web at: www.lib.udel.edu