Lincoln on Secession

P. Lindsay, Christopher Wellmon

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    The article evaluates the arguments of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln against the bid of the South region for independence. Since many has inspired about the political theory for moral guidance in state breaking, this essay take a look on Lincoln's arguments on secession which deserve careful attention and since his arguments continue to be influential. The authors aimed to divide this essay into three section. The first part reviews Lincoln's ten arguments against secession, the second discusses why none of the arguments is adequate and lastly offers an alternative argument they believe better justifies Lincoln's Unionist stance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)113-135
    Number of pages23
    JournalSocial Theory and Practice: an international and interdisciplinary journal of social philosophy
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


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