Lincoln's American Dream

Clashing Political Perspectives

Kenneth L. Deutsch

Despite the voluminous literature on the central figure in American history, no other book in the field of political science compares to Lincoln's American Dream. It addresses comprehensively the overarching themes of Lincoln's political thought and leadership through provocative and divergent interpretations from leading scholars.
Publication date:
September 2005
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
Language:
English
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Hardback
ISBN : 9781574885880

Dimensions : 230 X 150 cm
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£37.50
Paperback
ISBN : 9781574885897

Dimensions : 230 X 150 cm
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£18.99
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Despite the voluminous literature on the central figure in American history, no other book in the field of political science compares to Lincoln's American Dream. It addresses comprehensively the overarching themes of Lincoln's political thought and leadership through provocative and divergent interpretations from leading scholars. Each chapter is devoted to one of these major themes about Lincoln:

- The Declaration and equality

- Political ambition

- Race and slavery

- His democratic political leadership

- Executive power

- Religion and politics

- The Union and the role of the state

The book's thirty-three contributors include such respected Lincoln scholars and political commentators as Harry V. Jaffa, Stephen B. Oates, Mark E. Neely, Richard C. Current, Herman Belz, and Frank J. Williams.

With an introduction by Kenneth L. Deutsch and Joseph R. Fornieri, Lincoln's American Dream will be of enduring interest to scholars, students, teachers, and Lincoln aficionados alike and will attract interest in the fields of American history, leadership, religion and culture, American studies, and African-American studies.