With Charity for All: Lincoln and the Restoration of the Union

by William C. Harris

Paperback, 1999

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Available

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Publication

University Press of Kentucky (1999), Edition: 1st, 368 pages

Description

Harris maintains that Lincoln held a fundamentally conservative position on the process of reintegrating the South, one that permitted a large measure of self-reconstruction, and that he did not modify his position late in the war. He examines the reasoning and ideology behind Lincoln's policies, describes what happened when military and civil agents tried to implement them at the local level, and evaluates Lincoln's successes and failures in bringing his restoration efforts to closure.

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LibraryThing member ncunionist
Harris explores Lincoln's plans for wartime Reconstruction. Each state in Rebellion that received a military governor is placed into a national policy context by Harris. Excellent.

Language

Original language

English

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7240
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