Cynthia Nicoletti Discusses Her Book, "Secession on Trial"

Cynthia Nicoletti and her book
October 16, 2017

UVA Law Professor Cynthia Nicoletti discusses her new book, "Secession on Trial: The Treason Prosecution of Jefferson Davis." The book focuses on the post-Civil War treason prosecution of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which was seen as a test case on the major question that animated the Civil War: the constitutionality of secession.