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- DescriptionIn their famous debates, Lincoln and Douglas struggled with how to behave when an ethical conflict like slavery strained democracy's commitment to rule by both consent and principle. What conscience demands and what it can persuade others to agree to are not always the same. Ultimately, this tragic limitation of liberalism led Lincoln to war.
- Author BiographyJohn Burt is Professor of English at Brandeis University.
- Author(s)John Burt
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication07/01/2013
- GenreMilitary History
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe Belknap Press
- Width162 mm
- Height235 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards,With printed dust jacket
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