Lincoln's defense of politics : the public man and his opponents in the crisis over slavery / Thomas E. Schneider

Author(s): Schneider, Thomas E., 1963-
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Subjects: Slavery--Political aspects--United States--History--19th century
Slavery--Southern States--Justification
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Slaves--Emancipation--United States
United States--Politics and government--1861-1865
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Views on slavery
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Adversaries
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2006
Series: Shades of blue and gray series
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xi, 224 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Ch. 1. A divided Lincoln? 1
Ch. 2. Stephen A. Douglas : the missing constitutional basis 13
Ch. 3. Alexander H. Stephens : slavery, secession, and the higher law 25
Ch. 4. John C. Calhoun : the politics of interest 36
Ch. 5. George Fitzghugh : the turn to history 54
Ch. 6. The attack on Locke 73
Ch. 7. Henry David Thoreau : the question of political engagement 87
Ch. 8. William Lloyd Garrison : from disunionist of Lincoln emancipationist 105
Ch. 9. Frederick Douglass : antislavery constitutionalism and the problem of consent 125
Ch. 10. Freedom, political and economic 147
Ch. 11. Between legalism and the higher law 155
Ch. 12. Lincoln's defense of politics 162
Notes: LCCN: 2005026927
ISBN: 0826216064 (alk. paper)
EAN: 9780826216069
Summary: "Examines six of Lincoln's key opponents (states' rights constitutionalists Alexander H. Stephens, John C. Calhoun, and George Fitzhugh; and abolitionists Henry David Thoreau, William Lloyd Garrison, and Frederick Douglass) to illustrate the broad significance of the slavery question and to highlight the importance of political considerations in public decision making"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-214) and index
Contents: A divided Lincoln? -- Stephen A. Douglas : the missing constitutional basis -- Alexander H. Stephens : slavery, secession, and the higher law -- John C. Calhoun : the politics of interest -- George Fitzhugh : the turn to history -- The attack on Locke -- Henry David Thoreau : the question of political engagement -- William Lloyd Garrison : from disunionist to Lincoln emancipationist -- Frederick Douglass : antislavery constitutionalism and the problem of consent -- Freedom, political and economic -- Between legalism and the higher law -- Lincoln's defense of politics
OCLC Number: 61724350
ISBN/ISSN: 0826216064
9780826216069