Cynthia Nicoletti

Fields & 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. 

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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