Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Frederick W. Adrian
In the eighty-fourth year of this nation's independence, forces so complex in nature that even today they are only partially understood culinated in what then appeared to be an irreparable breach in the Union. During the dark days of the 1860's the future outlook for the Union was extremely foreboding. Victory for the Southern forces would have spelled disaster not only for the North but for the South as well, economically and strategically, as events of more recent days have demonstrated in graphic fashion.
Ruchte, Carl Willard, "Abraham Lincoln as a political moralist" (1954). Student Work. 474.
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