Lincoln's ethics / Thomas L. Carson.
Unlike many important leaders and historical figures, Abraham Lincoln is generally regarded as a singularly good and morally virtuous human being. Lincoln's Ethics assesses Lincoln's moral character and his many morally fraught decisions regarding slavery and the rights of African-American...
Cambridge University Press,
- Part I. Lincoln the politician and commander in chief
- Lincoln's evolving policies regarding slavery: compromise and utilitarianism
- Habeas corpus, colonization, and the status and rights of free African-Americans
- Did the union have just cause for fighting the American Civil War?
- Jus in bello: did the union fight the war justly?
- Moral luck and Lincoln's good moral luck
- Part II. Lincoln's moral character
- Lincoln's virtues
- Other salient features of Lincoln's character and personality
- Lincoln's marriage and family life, and what they reveal about his character
- Was Lincoln a racist?