No one has fully examined Lincoln's impact on Civil War diplomacy, particularly as it derived from his constantly evolving views toward slavery and the way these ideas fitted into his concept of the Union. In 1945 Jay Monaghan published his classic work, A Diplomat in Carpet Slippers: Abraham Lincoln Deals with Foreign Affairs, but it rested almost entirely on American sources and reflected both a Union and a Lincoln bias. Moreover, Monaghan brought insufficient focus to Lincoln's efforts to tie antislavery to the creation of a better Union. This gap in the historiography of the period proviedes the rationale for this book. - Prologue.Essay. The starting place for any research on Lincoln is his published papers, edited by Roy P. Easier et al. and ... in Lincoln and Black Freedom: A Study in Presidential Leadership (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1981).
|Title||:||Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom|
|Publisher||:||U of Nebraska Press - 1999|