Abraham Lincoln And The Second American Revolution: Analysis

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The American Civil War, the culmination of the growing tensions between the proslavery and the antislavery, occurred from 1861 to 1865. In his book, Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, James M. McPherson considered the civil war as the Second American Revolution. In this, revolution can be defined as the overthrowing of a governing system for a new and better one. McPherson also noted that Charles A. Beard, an influential American historian, argued that the overthrow of slavery was an economic and a capitalist revolution because the war happened as because of a class conflict between Yankee capitalist and southern planter aristocracy. Another thing McPherson wrote in the book is Lincoln’s position during the war. At first, he
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