Hipsters of the Civil War: Essays in American History and Culture
A catalogue of unorthodoxy, from Lincoln to Shakespeare and back again, with stops at many points in between and beyond.
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An American writer examines the story of his country and the story of himself and finds an unexpected braid between the two. Various sacred cows, including Lincoln and Shakespeare, are unsparingly considered, and a fresh interpretation of the constitutional realm, from the Declaration of Independence through the Civil War amendments, is offered.