Magazine article Foreign Affairs

Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary

Magazine article Foreign Affairs

Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary

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Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary BY WALTER STAHR. Simon & Schuster, 2017, 768 pp.

With cities and college campuses around the United States engaged in bitter debates over the fate of memorials to the Confederacy and its leaders, Stahr's timely biography of Edwin Stanton, who served as President Abraham Lincoln's secretary of war, brings an important reminder of just how wrenching and transformational the Civil War was. Stanton was responsible for the recruitment, supply, and coordination of the unprecedented military machine that the Union assembled during the war, and also played a critical role in the suppression of Confederate sympathizers and antidraftactivists in the North, which led to thousands of arrests and trials by military commission. …

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