Author(s): Allen C. Guelzo
Abraham Lincoln projects a larger-than-life image across American history owing to his role as the Great Emancipator. Yet this noble aspect of Lincoln's identity is the dimension that some historians have cast into doubt. The award-winning historian and Lincoln scholar Allen Guelzo offers a vigorous defense of America's sixteenth president.
In this penetrating work, Guelzo recovers Lincoln s reputation as the Great Emancipator and invites us to think anew about the legacies of slavery and freedom in America. The result is an important, timely meditation on issues that continue to haunt the nation.--Louis P. Masur, author of "Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for Union""