Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution

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The principal contention of this series of essays is that the American Civil War (1861-1865) was the true American Revolution, and that Abraham Lincoln was the catalyst of sweeping changes. The author draws parallels with the earlier French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution in the UK.

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"A stimulating group of essays, incorporating both McPherson's own work on the Civil War along with others like Eric Foner on Reconstruction."--John Tricamo, San Francisco State University


"Insightful, provocative, and thought provoking--A valuable source for understanding Lincoln and the longterm structural consequences of the Civil War."--Robert Ubriaco, Jr., Webster University


"Essays that go right to the heart of the meaning of the war and Abraham Lincoln's role in it....Crystal-clear, well-reasoned, supremely informed essays....McPherson deftly and convincingly sketches out how Lincoln's vision and leadership made the necessary revolution possible."--The New York Times Book Review


"McPherson makes a compelling case for the revolutionary nature of the war."--The Washington Post Book World


"A stimulating group of essays, incorporating both McPherson's own work on the Civil War along with others like Eric Foner on Reconstruction."--John Tricamo, San Francisco State University


"Insightful, provocative, and thought provoking--A valuable source for understanding Lincoln and the longterm structural consequences of the Civil War."--Robert Ubriaco, Jr., Webster University


"Essays that go right to the heart of the meaning of the war and Abraham Lincoln's role in it....Crystal-clear, well-reasoned, supremely informed essays....McPherson deftly and convincingly sketches out how Lincoln's vision and leadership made the necessary revolution possible."--The New York Times Book Review


"McPherson makes a compelling case for the revolutionary nature of the war."--The Washington Post Book World


About the Author:

About the Author: James M. McPherson is Edward Professor of American History at Princeton University. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History, and Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction. His reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, Atlantic Monthly, and The New Republic.

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