Lincoln and the Democrats : The Politics of Opposition in the Civil War, Paperback Book

Lincoln and the Democrats : The Politics of Opposition in the Civil War Paperback

Part of the Cambridge Essential Histories series

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9781107637634

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