Cambridge Essential Histories: Lincoln and the Democrats: The Politics of Opposition in the Civil War

Cambridge Essential Histories: Lincoln and the Democrats: The Politics of Opposition in the Civil War

Description

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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Details

Author(s)
Mark E. Neely
Format
Hardback | 224 pages
Dimensions
158 x 236 x 18mm | 440g
Publication date
22 Feb 2018
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1107036267
ISBN13
9781107036260