By Garry Boulard
Rightly looked via students as maybe crucial political contest in American background, the election of 1860 is remembered this present day for making Abraham Lincoln president and by means of 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 push of Lincoln, the multi-layered complexities of the Democratic occasion, 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 guy who could sometime be considered as the worst president in U.S. heritage; William Seward, the savvy New Yorker bested via Lincoln for the Republican nomination; Franklin Pierce, the considerate former president nonetheless a power within the Democratic celebration; Jefferson Davis, quickly to be known as from his Mississippi plantation to guide the hot accomplice state; and the pugnacious Stephen Douglas, Lincoln’s long-time and constant foe, in his best hour abandoning 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 day by day narrative of the dramatic crusade that made Abraham Lincoln president.Undo"
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