Alvis, J. David.

Statesmanship and Progressive Reform : An Assessment of Herbert Croly's Abraham Lincoln - New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. - 1 online resource (101 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 Reconciling "Nationalism" and "Democracy"; 3 The Demise of the Ante-Bellum Parties; 4 The Need for Statesmanship; 5 Croly's Lincoln and Pragmatic Statesmanship; 6 Assessing Croly's Appeal to Lincoln; 7 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

A critical assessment of Herbert Croly's influential account of Abraham Lincoln in his 1909 book, The Promise of American Life, which argued that Progressivism was a continuation of the spirit of Lincoln's political thought. This book argues for the first time that Croly's praise of Lincoln is highly problematic.

9781137362285 57 (NL)


Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Political and social views.
Progressivism (United States politics) -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1933.


Electronic books.

E661 .A384 2013

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