Eric Foner: Every Possible Lincoln, 17 December 2020
Show More Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times by David S. Reynolds.
Penguin, 1066 pp., £33.69, September, 978 1 59420 604 7Show More
The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle for American Freedom by H.W. Brands.
Doubleday, 445 pp., £24, October, 978 0 385 54400 9Show More
“... a tiny number of Black men enjoyed the right to vote.In The Zealot and the Emancipator, H.W. Brands has written a dual biography of Lincoln and the abolitionist John Brown, who in 1859 led a band of 22 men to seize the federal arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, in the hope of sparking a slave insurrection. The divergent paths chosen by Brown and ...”