OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

John Fabian Witt

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John Fabian Witt is the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His most recent book, Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History (2012), won the Bancroft Prize and was a New York Times notable book of the year. He is also the author of Patriots and Cosmopolitans: Hidden Histories of American Law (2007), the prizewinning The Accidental Republic: Crippled Workingmen, Destitute Widows, and the Remaking of American Law (2004), and numerous scholarly articles, and has written for the New York Times, Slate, and the Washington Post.

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