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Title Lincoln and democratic statesmanship / edited by Michael P. Zuckert.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]


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Description xi, 296 pages ; 24 cm.
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Series Constitutional thinking
Constitutional thinking.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Reverence, hope, and charity : the democratic virtues of Lincoln's political religion / Zachary German -- Lincoln and Clay : what is a statesman to do? / Kevin Vance -- Lincoln and Douglas : on democratic statesmanship / Michael Zuckert -- The statesman of two unions / Matthew van Hook -- "Human, all too human" : Lincoln and the price of statesmanship / Matthew Hartman -- Executive power and constitutional necessity / Benjamin Kleinerman -- Death and the common good / Jakub Voboril -- Lincoln atop the civil religion tradition / Mark Hoipkemier.
Summary "What exactly makes someone a "statesman"? Is a statesman, as it is commonly said, just a dead politician? There is something inherently ambiguous and complex in the notion of statesmanship, and the contributors to this volume attempt to elucidate this ambiguity by considering the statesmanship of Abraham Lincoln. Of all American historical political leaders, Lincoln is probably the most likely candidate for the title of statesman, yet there is also a consistent undercurrent of doubt about Lincoln, amounting in some cases to serious reservations about the quality of his political leadership, and much of this doubt stems from uncertainty or doubt about the concept of statesmanship altogether. The contributors to Lincoln and Democratic Statesmanship argue that the concept is meaningful and that Lincoln represents a democratic form of statesmanship, in the sense that he pursued and achieved a great public good in democratic governance"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views.
Political leadership -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Character -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Democracy -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. (OCoLC)fst00030184
Democracy. (OCoLC)fst00890077
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Political leadership. (OCoLC)fst01069363
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Zuckert, Michael P., 1942- editor.
ISBN 9780700629381 hardcover
0700629386 hardcover
9780700629398 electronic publication

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