Cynthia Nicoletti

Professor of Law
Professor of History


Field & Specialties

American Legal History; Civil War and Reconstruction


Ph.D., University of Virginia

J.D., Harvard Law School


Cynthia Nicoletti works on the legal history of the American Civil War.  She is currently at work on a project on the disputed legality of the Emancipation Proclamation.  Her book manuscript (in progress) examines Jefferson Davis's proposed treason trial and its potential to undermine the war's settlement of the secession question. 

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