Franklin

Abraham Lincoln's statesmanship and the limits of liberal democracy / Jon D. Schaff.

Author/Creator:
Schaff, Jon D., 1971- author.
Publication:
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Political leadership -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Political leadership.
Politics and government.
Presidents.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
History.
Summary:
"Schaff analyzes how Lincoln's political thought and presidential statesmanship illustrate the need for a limit to democratic excess. Decent government, he argues, demands a balance of competing political goods as well as the strong statesmanship Lincoln exemplified to maintain that equilibrium"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Lincoln and the architecture of democracy's soul
Lincoln and the political virtues of prudence and moderation
Lincoln and the defense of natural rights
Lincoln's political economy in the American tradition
The domestic Lincoln: presidential power and the Second American Revolution
Lincoln and the Second American Revolution
Whigs and Lincoln: a realignment reconsidered
The domestic Lincoln and Congressional government.
Notes:
Significant Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Loyola University Chicago, 2002, titled The domestic Lincoln : presidential leadership, realignment and public policy.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780809337378
0809337371
9780809337385
OCLC:
1043579035
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