Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream

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University of Illinois Press, 1994 - History - 386 pages
This unique exploration of Lincoln's economic beliefs shows how they helped shape his view of slavery, his conduct of the war, and most fundamentally his understanding of what the United States was and could become. ''A comprehensive and enlightening survey of the evolution of Lincoln's economic thought.''-- Reviews in American History ''Boritt ......
 

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Contents

Adventures in Quest of Advancement
1
But It Is Pretty to See What Money Will Do
13
Hermes Reader
25
Egyptian Locust
41
Dead Point
51
The Log Cabin and The Bank
63
Et In Arcadia Ego
79
On the Road to Paradise
93
The Whig in The White House Part I
195
The Whig in The White House Part II
215
The Business of Peacemaking
233
The Most Difficult Question
255
The Backwoods Jupiter
267
Watchman What of The Night?
275
Historiographica1 Essay Lincoln God and Man
289
Abbreviations used in the footnotes and the bibliography
313

Foolscap Halfsheets
109
The Beautiful Lonely Science
121
Gods Politica1 Economy
137
Book II
153
The Fruit of Labor
155
In The Shadow of Slavery
175

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