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作者 Holzer, Harold, author
書名 A just and generous nation : Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity / Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle
出版項 New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
國際標準書號 9780465028306 (hardcover)
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 人文社會聯圖  E457.2 .H753 2015    在架上    30610020494878
說明 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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附註 "In A Just and Generous Nation, the eminent historian Harold Holzer and the noted economist Norton Garfinkle present a groundbreaking new account of the beliefs that inspired our sixteenth president to go to war when the Southern states seceded from the Union. Rather than a commitment to eradicating slavery or a defense of the Union, they argue, Lincoln's guiding principle was the defense of equal economic opportunity. Lincoln firmly believed that the government's primary role was to ensure that all Americans had the opportunity to better their station in life. As president, he worked tirelessly to enshrine this ideal within the federal government. He funded railroads and canals, supported education, and, most importantly, issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which opened the door for former slaves to join white Americans in striving for self-improvement. In our own age of unprecedented inequality, A Just and Generous Nation reestablishes Lincoln's legacy as the protector not just of personal freedom but of the American dream itself"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-291) and index
PART ONE -- 1. Simple Annals of the Poor : Dreaming the American Dream -- 2. Right Makes Might : Lincoln the Candidate -- 3. Chain of Steel : Defender of the Union -- 4. Saving the Union : Lincoln the Leader -- 5. Wholly Evil or Wholly Good : Not Quite an Abolitionist -- 6. Forever Free : Lincoln the Emancipator -- 7. What We Say Here and What we Do Here : Lincoln the Warrior -- PART TWO -- 8. Full Speed Ahead : Without Lincoln at the Helm -- 9. Positive Government : The Lincoln Legacy -- 10. For a Vast Future : Expanding Lincoln's American Dream -- 11. Government Is the Problem : Rejecting Lincoln's Legacy -- 12. The New Economic Debate : Clinton, Bush, and Obama -- Epilogue : Government for the People : Lincoln's Unfinished Work
主題 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Economic aspects
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
Equality -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Economic development -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Social mobility -- United States -- History -- 19th century
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State. bisacsh
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century. bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History. bisacsh
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877). bisacsh
Alt Author Garfinkle, Norton, 1931- author
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