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Harold Holzer, Lincoln President-Elect, 1st ed., Signed

A Chronicle of the Great Secession Winter




Harold Holzer’s Lincoln President Elect chronicles of four months between Lincoln’s election and inauguration. The book evaluates the period decisions he made regarding slavery, secession, and the possibility of a Civil War.

Lincoln first demonstrated his determination and leadership in the Great Secession Winter when he rejected compromises urged on him by both Republicans and Democrats, Northerners and Southerners, that might have preserved the Union a little longer, but would have enshrined slavery for generations.

Holzer shows that the president-elect waged a shrewd and complex campaign to prevent the expansion of slavery while vainly trying to limit secession to a few Deep South states. A riveting book.


Holzer, Harold. LINCOLN PRESIDENT-ELECT: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE GREAT SECESSION WINTER 1860-1861. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2008. 1st .; 623p.; illustrated; D.J. Signed.

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 4 in