Lincoln

Lincoln

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by Richard J. Carwardine
     
 

"As a staunch defender of national unity, a successful war-leader, and the emancipator of the slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays compelling claim to being the greatest of America's presidents." This fresh political biography examines Lincoln both as a rising politician and as president, and focuses on the sources of his authority and achievement. It reveals his political… See more details below

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"As a staunch defender of national unity, a successful war-leader, and the emancipator of the slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays compelling claim to being the greatest of America's presidents." This fresh political biography examines Lincoln both as a rising politician and as president, and focuses on the sources of his authority and achievement. It reveals his political talents and serious moral purpose but shows, too, how in pursuing office he depended on public opinion and the machinery of party. As war-leader, he saw the limits as well as the possibilities of power, and looked beyond the government to other engines of support, including the churches, the humanitarian agencies, and the volunteer Union army.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582032798
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/09/2003
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Note on the text
Preface
1Inner Power: Lincoln's Ambition and Political Vision, 1809-541
2The Power of Opinion: Lincoln, the Illinois Public, and the New Political Order, 1854-5843
3The Power of Party: Winning the Presidency, 1858-6090
4Confronting the Limits of Power: From President-elect to War President, 1860-61135
5The Purposes of Power: Evolving Objectives, 1861-65191
6The Instruments of Power: Coercion and Voluntary Mobilization, 1861-65248
7Conclusion: Power in Death303
Chronology of Lincoln's Life315
Further Reading320
Index330

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