"First-rate in every respect...a work of genuine distinction, and a major contribution to ante-bellum political history."--Kenneth Stampp, author of The Imperiled Union
"Still the best book on the politics of the 1850's."--Norman B. Ferris, Middle Tennessee State University
"It's the best book on Republican ideology there is. Foner is among the very best Americanists ever. Bravo!"--Harlow Sheidley, University of Colorado
"Foner's work remains the classic treatment of the subject!'--K.M. Startip, Williams Baptist College
"Excellent volume--Foner is always good anyway!"--John F. McCormack, Delaware County Community College
About the Author
Eric Foner is Professor of History at Columbia University, and author of Tom Paine and Revolutionary America and Politics and Ideology in the Age of the Civil War.