Although the nation changed substantially between the presidential terms of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, these two leaders shared common interests and held remarkably similar opinions on many important issues. In Jefferson, Lincoln, and the Unfinished Work of the Nation, Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler describes the views of two of our nation’s greatest presidents and explains how these views provide valuable insight into modern-day debates.
Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler is a professor emeritus of history at Idaho State University. Previously, he served as department chair and associate dean of the College of Arts and Letters. He is the author of I Tremble for My Country: Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia Gentry and a coauthor of Congress Declares War: Rhetoric, Leadership, and Partisanship in the Early Republic.