Lincoln's American Dream


Lincoln's American Dream

Clashing Political Perspectives

Edited by Kenneth L. Deutsch and Joseph Fornieri

544 pages


September 2005


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About the Book

Despite the voluminous literature on the central figure in American history, no other book in the field of political science compares to Lincoln's American Dream. It addresses comprehensively the overarching themes of Lincoln's political thought and leadership through provocative and divergent interpretations from leading scholars. Each chapter is devoted to one of these major themes about Lincoln:

- The Declaration and equality

- Political ambition

- Race and slavery

- His democratic political leadership

- Executive power

- Religion and politics

- The Union and the role of the state

The book's thirty-three contributors include such respected Lincoln scholars and political commentators as Harry V. Jaffa, Stephen B. Oates, Mark E. Neely, Richard C. Current, Herman Belz, and Frank J. Williams.

With an introduction by Kenneth L. Deutsch and Joseph R. Fornieri, Lincoln's American Dream will be of enduring interest to scholars, students, teachers, and Lincoln aficionados alike and will attract interest in the fields of American history, leadership, religion and culture, American studies, and African-American studies.

Author Bio

Kenneth L. Deutsch is a professor of political science at SUNY Geneseo. He is the author of six books in the field of political philosophy and public law, including Leo Strauss, The Straussians, and the American Regime. He lives in Geneseo, New York.

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