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Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

by Fletcher, George P.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Retail Price: $25.00 hardcover
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 0195141423

"The original motive for resisting Southern secession was preserving the Union," George P. Fletcher contends in this study. Te resulting and final idea was the abolition of slavery and reinvent the United States on the basis of a new set of principles. He credits Lincoln with advancing a "new constitutional order" that favored equality and popular democracy.

review of Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy, by Fletcher, George P., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).