The Lincoln persuasion : remaking American liberalism /

In this, his last work, J. David Greenstone provides an important new analysis of American liberalism and of Lincoln's unique contribution to the nation's political life. Greenstone addresses Louis Hartz's well-known claim that a tradition of liberal consensus has characterized Americ...

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Author / Creator: Greenstone, J. David (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Imprint: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1993]
Series:Princeton studies in American politics.
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • The Lincoln myth reconsidered
  • American political culture : liberal consensus or liberal polarity?
  • Adams and Jefferson : a shared liberalism
  • Adams, Jefferson, and the slavery paradox
  • William Leggett : process, utility, and laissez-faire
  • Stephen A. Douglas and popular sovereignty
  • Martin Van Buren's humanist liberal theory of party
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Lincoln and the North's commitment to liberty and union
  • Lincoln's political humanitarianism : moral reform and the covenant tradition.