"This is the best book I have ever read about Reconstruction during the Lincoln administration. With Charity for All offers a powerful argument for the continuity of Lincoln's generous approach to Reconstruction, and it provides a wealth of information showing how the president's mind worked. I only wish I had had this first-rate book before me when I was writing my Lincoln biography." -- Journal of American History
"2nd place winner of the 1997 Lincoln Prize." --
"Harris offers powerful, fresh arguments about the pros and cons of Lincoln's policies, and supports all of his conclusions with first-rate scholarship and writing." -- Civil War Courier
"Essential reading for all interested in wartime Reconstruction." -- Georgia Historical Quarterly
"A detailed, well-organized overview of Lincoln's reconstruction policy." -- History
"A very fine book in every way, and an important contribution to Reconstruction historiography. Harris writes clearly with an easy style that effortlessly keeps his readers on track." -- Illinois Historical Journal
"Harris brings impressive research and new sophistication to an old question." -- North & South
William C. Harris was named an Alumni Distinguished Professor for Research at North Carolina State University on the basis of this book.