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The War Worth Fighting: Abraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America

Stephen D. Engle

Abstract

This volume represents the multifaceted nature of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and offers a glimpse of Civil War America in the North. Taken together these essays are intended for a general audience and offer diverse perspectives on politics, war, and society. Lincoln and northerners grappled to vindicate democracy by reuniting a nation and accepting the changes that came with reunification. Since the conflict ended, scholars have written the Civil War into our national narrative to explain how and why it was (and still is) central to American history’s foundation. In the case of these essays, ... More

Keywords: Lincoln, Presidency, Civil War, Northerners

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060644
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060644.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen D. Engle, editor
Florida Atlantic University

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Front Matter

Introduction

Stephen D. Engle

I Lincoln’s War and the People’s Contest

2 The President as Pedagogue

J. Matthew Gallman

II The War beyond the White House

5 Legalities in Wartime

Mark E. Neely Jr.

III The Visible Hand of Leadership at Home and Abroad

7 Lincoln as Leader

Richard J. Carwardine

9 Wartime Reconstruction

Brooks D. Simpson

End Matter