Lincoln's Legacy

Lincoln's Legacy : Ethics and Politics

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The four new essays in Lincoln's Legacy describe major ethical problems that the sixteenth president navigated what can be learned from how he did so. The distinguished and award-winning Lincoln scholars William Miller, Mark E. Neely Jr., Phillip Shaw Paludan, and Mark Summers describe Lincoln\u2019s attitudes and actions during encounters with questions of politics, law, constitutionalism, patronage, and democracy. The remarkably focused essays include an assessment of Lincoln's virtues in the presidency, the first study on Lincoln and patronage in more than a decade, a challenge to the clich\u00e9 of Lincoln the democrat, and a study of habeas corpus, Lincoln, and state courts. On the eve of the bicentennial celebration of Lincoln\u2019s birth, Lincoln\u2019s Legacy highlights his enduring importance in contemporary conversations about law, politics, and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252032233
  • 9780252032233

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"Earns its place on the shelf of every Lincoln enthusiast."--Journal of Southern History "Contains thoughtful essays by four prominent scholars of the Civil War era. The essays focus on important questions about democracy, equality, the rule of law, and political ethics that Abraham Lincoln confronted, questions that are still relevant to us today."--Journal of American History "Students of the Civil War and of political history more generally will welcome this collection of four essays on important aspects of Lincoln's presidency."--Journal of Illinois Historyshow more

About Phillip Shaw Paludan

Phillip Shaw Paludan is the Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair of Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois, Springfield, and author of War and Home: The Civil War Encounter. He is also the winner of the Barondess/Lincoln Award and the Lincoln more