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The Gettysburg Lectures

Gabor S. Boritt


This book looks at how Lincoln confronted the central issues of the Civil War era, throwing new light on the revolutionary changes he helped usher in. The book explores the issue of self-determination, illuminating Lincoln's views and comparing the South's struggle for independence to others in history (including the post-Soviet situation in Eastern Europe). One chapter offers a provocative comparison of how Lincoln and America's other outstanding war president, FDR, went beyond the limits of the Constitution in defense of the nation and freedom—as they understood them. Another chapter focuses ... More

Keywords: Lincoln, Civil War, self-determination, South, freedom, Mexican War, strategy, Constitution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780195089110
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089110.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gabor S. Boritt, editor
Gettysburg College