Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream

Author: Gabor S. Boritt
Paper – $24
978-0-252-06445-6
Publication Date

Cloth: 01/01/1994
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About the Book

This unique exploration of Lincoln's economic beliefs shows how they helped shape his view of slavery, his conduct of the war, and most fundamentally his understanding of what the United States was and could become.

"A comprehensive and enlightening survey of the evolution of Lincoln's economic thought."
-- Reviews in American History

"Boritt illuminates Lincoln's understanding of 'equality' as well as the meaning of the concept in Lincoln's political economy."
-- New York Review of Books

"This is a rare book that deserves superlatives . . . brilliant and original"
-- Pennsylvania Magazine of History

"A major contribution."
-- Journal of Economic History