The Resource Lincoln's autocrat: : the life of Edwin Stanton, William Marvel, (electronic resource)

Lincoln's autocrat: : the life of Edwin Stanton, William Marvel, (electronic resource)

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Lincoln's autocrat: : the life of Edwin Stanton
Title
Lincoln's autocrat:
Title remainder
the life of Edwin Stanton
Statement of responsibility
William Marvel
Title variation
Life of Edwin Stanton
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869), one of the nineteenth century's most impressive legal and political minds, wielded enormous influence and power as Lincoln's Secretary of War during most of the Civil War and under Johnson during the early years of Reconstruction. In the first full biography of Stanton in more than fifty years, William Marvel offers a detailed reexamination of Stanton's life, career, and legacy. Marvel argues that while Stanton was a formidable advocate and politician, his character was hardly benign. Climbing from a difficult youth to the pinnacle of power, Stanton used his authority--and the public coffers--to pursue political vendettas, and he exercised sweeping wartime powers with a cavalier disregard for civil liberties. Though Lincoln's ability to harness a cabinet with sharp divisions and strong personalities is widely celebrated, Marvel suggests that Stanton's tenure raises important questions about Lincoln's actual control over the executive branch. This insightful biography also reveals why men like Ulysses S. Grant considered Stanton a coward and a bully, who was unashamed to use political power for partisan enforcement and personal preservation
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Midwest
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Marvel, William
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Civil War America
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  • Stanton, Edwin M.
  • Cabinet officers
  • United States
  • Statesmen
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Lincoln, Abraham
Target audience
adult
Label
Lincoln's autocrat: : the life of Edwin Stanton, William Marvel, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11718441
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11718441
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11718441
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Lincoln's autocrat: : the life of Edwin Stanton, William Marvel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11718441
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11718441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11718441
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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