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By Mark E. Neely Jr.

The Civil battle put the U.S. structure less than unprecedented--and, to today, nonetheless unmatched--strain. In Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mark Neely examines for the 1st time in a single publication the U.S. structure and its frequently neglected cousin, the accomplice structure, and the methods the records formed the fight for nationwide survival.

Previous students have tested wartime demanding situations to civil liberties and questions of presidential strength, yet Neely argues that the constitutional clash prolonged to the biggest questions of nationwide life. Drawing on judicial evaluations, presidential country papers, and political pamphlets spiced with the standard immediacy of the partisan press, Neely unearths how judges, attorneys, editors, politicians, and govt officers, either North and South, used their constitutions to struggle the battle and retailer, or create, their kingdom.

Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation illuminates how the U.S. structure not just survived its maximum try out yet emerged better after the battle. That this occurred at a time whilst the nation's very life used to be threatened, Neely argues, speaks finally to the knowledge of the Union management, significantly President Lincoln and his imaginative and prescient of the yankee nation.

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