Eric Foner is Professor of History at Columbia University, and author of Tom Paine and Revolutionary America and Politics and Ideology in the Age of the Civil War.
"First-rate in every respect...[A] work of genuine distinction, and a major contribution to ante-bellum political history."--Kenneth Stampp, author of The Imperiled Union "Still the best book on the politics of the 1850's."--Norman B. Ferris, Middle Tennessee State University "It's the best book on Republican ideology there is. Foner is among the very best Americanists ever. Bravo!"--Harlow Sheidley, University of Colorado "Foner's work remains the classic treatment of the subject!'--K.M. Startip, Williams Baptist College "Excellent volume--Foner is always good anyway!"--John F. McCormack, Delaware County Community College