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A just and generous nation : Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity

Author: Harold Holzer; Norton Garfinkle
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In A Just and Generous Nation, the eminent historian Harold Holzer and the noted economist Norton Garfinkle present a groundbreaking new account of the beliefs that inspired our sixteenth president to go to war when the Southern states seceded from the Union. Rather than a commitment to eradicating slavery or a defense of the Union, they argue, Lincoln's guiding principle was the defense of equal economic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Holzer; Norton Garfinkle
ISBN: 9780465028306 0465028306
OCLC Number: 905686102
Description: 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: PART ONE --
1. Simple Annals of the Poor : Dreaming the American Dream --
2. Right Makes Might : Lincoln the Candidate --
3. Chain of Steel : Defender of the Union --
4. Saving the Union : Lincoln the Leader --
5. Wholly Evil or Wholly Good : Not Quite an Abolitionist --
6. Forever Free : Lincoln the Emancipator --
7. What We Say Here and What we Do Here : Lincoln the Warrior --
PART TWO --
8. Full Speed Ahead : Without Lincoln at the Helm --
9. Positive Government : The Lincoln Legacy --
10. For a Vast Future : Expanding Lincoln's American Dream --
11. Government Is the Problem : Rejecting Lincoln's Legacy --
12. The New Economic Debate : Clinton, Bush, and Obama --
Epilogue : Government for the People : Lincoln's Unfinished Work.
Responsibility: Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle.

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A bold reassessment of Lincoln and the Civil War, revealing that the principles of economic freedom and a strong federal government inspired Lincoln then-and make his efforts relevant today  Read more...

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