Lincoln’s White House in Crisis

Lincoln’s White House in Crisis

Provocative essays on the high-stakes politics and the struggles over foundational principles in the crucible of civil war. From the constitutionality of secession and the erosion of freedoms under Lincoln’s wartime decrees, to the conspiracy in congress to control the president’s Cabinet and the little-known role of communists in the Civil War, scholars probe deep into the conflict that reshaped America.