Lincoln and the Democrats : The Politics of Opposition in the Civil War Paperback
Part of the Cambridge Essential Histories series
Lincoln and the Democrats describes the vexatious behavior of a two-party system in war and points to the sound parts of the American system which proved to be the country's salvation: local civic pride, and quiet nonpartisanship in mobilization and funding for the war, for example.
While revealing that the role of a noxious 'white supremacy' in American politics of the period has been exaggerated - as has the power of the Copperheads - Neely revives the claim that the Civil War put the country on the road to 'human rights', and also uncovers a previously unnoticed tendency toward deceptive and impractical grandstanding on the Constitution during war in the United States.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 218 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 30/01/2017
- Category: History of the Americas
- ISBN: 9781107637634