"First among Equals": Abraham Lincoln's Reputation during His Administration

Synopsis

In this fascinating book, Hans L. Trefousse takes the full measure of Lincoln's reputation,drawing on a remarkable range of primary documents to give us the voices of Lincoln's own time. From North and South, at home and abroad, here are politicians, soldiers, statesmen, abolitionists, and slaveholders alike in a rich chorus of American opinion resulting in a masterly portrait of Lincoln the president in the eyes of his fellow Americans.