By Garry Boulard
Rightly looked through students as probably an important political contest in American heritage, the election of 1860 is remembered this present day for making Abraham Lincoln president and via so doing sparking the force for secession that resulted in the Civil War.
In this compelling and fast moving account, writer Garry Boulard explores the occasions of a transformative 12 months in the US: the vibrancy of the younger Republicans, the inconceivable upward thrust of Lincoln, the multi-layered complexities of the Democratic social gathering, the continuing Southern diaspora and the alarming specter of a kingdom at the verge of dissolution.
Interwoven into this narrative are the tales of the leaders of 1860: the getting older James Buchanan, the fellow who could sometime be considered as the worst president in U.S. background; William Seward, the savvy New Yorker bested by way of Lincoln for the Republican nomination; Franklin Pierce, the considerate former president nonetheless a power within the Democratic occasion; Jefferson Davis, quickly to be referred to as from his Mississippi plantation to steer the hot accomplice state; and the pugnacious Stephen Douglas, Lincoln’s long-time and dependable foe, in his best hour leaving behind politics for country.
Drawing at the papers of Lincoln, Buchanan, Pierce and Seward, in addition to former Presidents John Tyler and Martin Van Buren, Tennessee Democrat Andrew Johnson and the Republican powerhouses Thaddeus Stevens, Schuyler Colfax and Zachariah Chandler, Boulard presents a riveting daily narrative of the dramatic crusade that made Abraham Lincoln president.Undo"
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