Buchanan vs. Lincoln: A Presidential Comparison

Title

Buchanan vs. Lincoln: A Presidential Comparison

Authors

Fred Greenstein

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Description

No two presidents are viewed as having been more unalike than Buchanan and Lincoln. Historians typically rate Buchanan near the bottom of the list of presidents and Lincoln at the top. This lecture addresses whether these two presidents differed that much, whether the historians’ ratings are justified, and whether there is any merit to such ratings. James Buchanan is an 1809 graduate of Dickinson College.

Fred Greenstein is Professor of Politics Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University.

Publication Date

10-29-2010

Keywords

James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, presidency, United States history

Disciplines

American Politics | Political History | United States History

Buchanan vs. Lincoln: A Presidential Comparison
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