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By Herman Belz

This notable portrait of Abraham Lincoln present in this booklet is drawn completely from the writing of his contemporaries and extends from his political beginnings in Springfield to his assassination. It finds a extra critically beleaguered, much less godlike, and eventually a richer Lincoln than has come via a number of the biographies of Lincoln written at a distance after his dying. to people who are widespread basically with some of the retouchedversions of Lincoln's existence, Abraham Lincoln: A Press Portrait may be a welcome-if occasionally surprising-addition to the literature surrounding the fellow who's might be the critical determine in all of yank historical past. The brutality, certainly that malignancy of a few of the therapy Lincoln got by the hands of the clicking might surprise these readers who think the second one 1/2 the 20 th century has a monopoly at the journalism of insult, outrage, and indignation. That Lincoln acted with the calm and readability he did below the barrage of such assaults can in simple terms increase his stature as one of many nice political leaders of any state at any time.

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Page 13 cipation and the postwar prohibition of slavery did not revolutionize the constitutional system. Civil rights law and policy that emerged during the Civil War, and was given permanent shape during Reconstruction, signified a nonrevolutionary extension to black persons of guarantees of liberty and equality contained in the original Constitution. The establishment of national civil rights policy involved the extension of concepts of liberty and equality in the original Constitution that were in principle racially neutral, although limited in their practical application by prudential considerations and competition for power between the states in the federal system.

Civil rights law and policy that emerged during the Civil War, and was given permanent shape during Reconstruction, signified a nonrevolutionary extension to black persons of guarantees of liberty and equality contained in the original Constitution. The establishment of national civil rights policy involved the extension of concepts of liberty and equality in the original Constitution that were in principle racially neutral, although limited in their practical application by prudential considerations and competition for power between the states in the federal system.

While some southerners justified secession as the exercise of a constitutional right, others defended it as an act of revolution. Only later, when their cause appeared doomed, did Confederate leaders place greater emphasis on secession as a constitutional and legal right. "9 The social revolution in the North which the Beards described was the result of a transcendent historical process rather than the deliberate design of intentional political action. " In the Beards' account, ''the core of the vortex" lay "in the flowing substance of things"in matters of finance, commerce, capital, industry, railways, and agriculture, as well as in provisions of constitutional law.

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