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With Charity for All

Lincoln and the Restoration of the Union

by William C. Harris

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

368 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, illus

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813109718
  • Published: June 1999



Harris maintains that Lincoln held a fundamentally conservative position on the process of reintegrating the South, one that permitted a large measure of self-reconstruction, and that he did not modify his position late in the war. He examines the reasoning and ideology behind Lincoln's policies, describes what happened when military and civil agents tried to implement them at the local level, and evaluates Lincoln's successes and failures in bringing his restoration efforts to closure.