Date:27.12.2016, 16:20 And as Witt makes clear, Liebers code would undermine this amended rule by adopting the crucial, transformative premise that necessitythat is, meeting a legitimate war effort like preventing slave uprisings, undermining the Confederacys social and economic infrastructure, and accomplishing Gods justicerendered most wartime acts permissible. (369) For the legal historian eager to dive into the nitty-gritty of wartime law, Witts book is a bit of a disappointment. The corpus of law governing warfare encompasses more than just the treatises of a few legal scholarsprize law and the rules of courts-martial immediately come to mindand Witt does not seriously introduce the substance of other varieties of. Lincolns Code: The Laws of War in American History. By John Fabian Witt (New York: Free Press, 2012) Pp. 498. Cloth, 32. Kate Brown: As his title suggests, John Fabian Witts. The result, though admirable and generally a good book, is really two books combined into one, with a much more limited scope than Witts subtitle suggests. All historians must make choices about what to include in their narratives, but Witts sweeping subtitle, coupled with his failure to take any notice of the types of wartime law not featured in his. 1 - Vol. 11) ISSN : Subjects: Law, Law Collections: Arts Sciences VI Collection, American Society of International Law Package, Law Discipline Package Close Overlay « Previous Item Next Item » Article Thumbnails Previous Page Previous Page Next Page Next Page Page Thumbnails.