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Lincoln after 1865

What would have happened if Abraham Lincoln had lived beyond 1865? Would Reconstruction have succeeded, or at least failed less? On the latest edition of The Bookmonger, I ask this and more of Richard White, author of The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, the new entry in the Oxford History of the United States series.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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