Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution

by James M. McPherson
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Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution

The Civil War was a very revolutionary period in the United States. By the end of the war, an entire race of people were made free whereas before the war they were slaves. This changed the whole...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2017, 1:45 pm (UTC)

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Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution

When James McPherson discusses the importance of “national authority” in his speeches and writings about President Lincoln and the Civil War, he is employing a relatively common term still used...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2015, 1:19 am (UTC)

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Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution

James McPherson does indeed clearly state that the Civil War was revolutionary. However, the redefinition of the concept of liberty was integral to that revolutionary change. In other words, not...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2017, 10:22 am (UTC)

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Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution

In Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, James Macpherson argues that the Civil War and the end of slavery were a revolution in every sense suggested by the question—political,...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2020, 2:51 am (UTC)

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