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...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Carson, Thomas L., 1950- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • 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?
  • Conclusion.