Abraham Lincoln and the Union: A Chronicle of the Embattled North Originally published in 1918, as part of the Chronicles of America series. The Chronicles of America Series is dedicated to presenting the main facts surrounding American history and the interesting historical stories behind civilization in America. In the present work, Abraham Lincoln and the Union is a chronicle of the embattled North, discussing the pertinent facts relative to why there was a war and was the Lincoln government successful, and to make clear their relations in the historical sequence of cause and effect. Excerpt: In spite of a lapse of sixty years, the historian who attempts to portray the era of Lincoln is still faced with almost impossible demands and still confronted with arbitrary points of view. Contents include: The Two Nations of the Republic The Party of Political Evasion The Politician and the New Day The Crisis, Secession War, Lincoln The Rule of Lincoln The Crucial Matter Secretary of the Treasury Northern Life during the War The Mexican Episode The Plebiscite of 1864 Lincoln's Final Intentions Bibliography. Keywords: United States -- Politics and government 1849-1961 Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865 United States -- Politics and government Civil War, 1861-1865 United States -- History Civil War, 1861-1865. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.