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Discuss in four pages the following question: To what degree and in what ways did Americans experience further democratization in the period from the 1830s ( voluntary associations and mass political parties) to the period of the civil war and reconstruction) the question of slavery, the relation of the state to the federal government, etc) In the course of this essay evaluate the leadership of Abraham Lincoln. Use the lectures, Skocpol article; Schudson, Chapter 3; Democracy as a way of life Chapter 1( First two sections)

There a books you need to use for this essay
1) The Good citizen A History of American Civil Life by Micheal SCHUDSON
ISBN: 978-1-4516-3162-3
2) Democracy of way of life in America by Richard Schneirov And Gaston A. Fernandez
ISBN:978-0-415-83611-1

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