Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the Civil War:

Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the Civil War: "A Trial of Principle and Faith"

by William C. Kashatus

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This unique addition to Civil War literature examines the extensive influence Quaker belief and practice had on Lincoln's decisions relative to slavery, including his choice to emancipate the slaves.

• Explains the critical role Quakers exercised in Lincoln's prosecution of the Civil War

• Reveals how Quakers employed their historic commitments to abolitionism and pacifism to convince Lincoln of the necessity of emancipation, freedmen's relief and education, and conscientious objection

• Highlights Lincoln's interactions and correspondence with individual British and American Quakers and Quaker groups

• Provides readers with important context necessary to understand one of the nation's most respected humanitarian groups

• Includes nearly two dozen period photographs that provide a fascinating glimpse into long-ago history

• Examines the Quakers' 150-year crusade against slavery, their efforts to improve the conditions of free blacks, and the religious beliefs that informed those activities

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440833205
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/16/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 180
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

William C. Kashatus, PhD, is a historian, educator, and writer. A product of and former teacher in Philadelphia's Quaker schools, his published works include ABC-CLIO's Harriet Tubman: A Biography.

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