A just and generous nation: Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity

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[2015]
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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.
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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
Economic development -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Equality -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Political and social views
Social mobility -- United States -- History -- 19th century
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
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865
title_display A just and generous nation Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity
title_full A just and generous nation : Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity [electronic resource] / Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle
A just and generous nation Abraham Lincoln and the fight for American opportunity / Harold Holzer and Norton Garfinkle
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Social aspects
Social mobility