By Allen C. Guelzo,Michael Lind

Despite the main meager of formal educations, Lincoln had a tremendous highbrow interest that drove him into the circle of Enlightenment philosophy and democratic political ideology. And from those, Lincoln constructed a suite of political convictions that guided him all through his lifestyles and his presidency. This compilation of ten essays from Lincoln pupil Allen C. Guelzo uncovers the hidden resources of Lincoln’s principles and examines the ideals that directed his profession and taken an finish to slavery and the Civil War.

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