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Lincoln and the Radicals
by T. Harry Williams
University of Wisconsin Press, 1960
Paper: 978-0-299-00274-9

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Sometimes, in American politics, a conflict becomes so heated and divisive—as the conflict over slavery did—that the ground is set for civil war. Abraham Lincoln, a pragmatist who wanted to rebuild national unity, ran up against the radicals in his own party who insisted on a rigid solution, regardless of the cost to the country.
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