Freedom, Union, and Power: Lincoln and His Party in the Civil War by Michael GreenFreedom, Union, and Power: Lincoln and His Party in the Civil War by Michael Green

Freedom, Union, and Power: Lincoln and His Party in the Civil War

byMichael Green

Hardcover | April 28, 2004

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Freedom, Union, and Power analyzes the beliefs of the Republican Party during the Civil War, how those beliefs changed, and what those changes foreshadowed for the future. The party's pre-war ideology of "free soil, free labor, free men" changed with the Republican ascent to power in the White House. With Lincoln's election, Republicans faced something new-responsibility for the government. With responsibility came the need to wage a war for the survival of that government, the country, and the party. And with victory in the war came responsibility responsibility for saving the Union-by ending slavery-and for pursuing policies that fit into their belief in a strong, free Union.

Michael Green shows how Republicans had to wield federal power to stop a rebellion against freedom and union. Crucial to their use of federal power was their hope of keeping that power-the intersection of policy and politics.

Michael Green is Professor of History at the Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas.
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Title:Freedom, Union, and Power: Lincoln and His Party in the Civil WarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:398 pagesPublished:April 28, 2004Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823222756

ISBN - 13:9780823222759

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Green provides a lucid description and explanation of the new appointments to the Supreme Court, which was transformed from the infamous Taney Court during the war.