Congress at War
How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America
Fergus M. Bordewich
Discover the essential role Congress played in the Civil War with a riveting narrative that brings four influential members of Congress to life. In this brilliantly argued new perspective on the conflict, Fergus Bordewich overturns the popular conception that Abraham Lincoln single-handedly won the war and shows how a newly empowered Republican party shaped one of the most dynamic periods in American history. From reinventing the nation's financial system to pushing for emancipation, Congress undertook drastic measures to defeat the Confederacy, laying the foundation for a strong central government. Congress at War is a must-read for anyone interested in the Civil War and American history.