- Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date:
- March 2017
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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.
Allen C. Guelzo - Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania
Daniel Walker Howe - University of California, Los Angeles
Barry Alfonso Source: Civil War Book Review
S. J. Ramold Source: Choice
Harold Holzer Source: The Wall Street Journal
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