Introduction
"An Inestimable Jewel": Lincoln's Americap. 1
Chapter 1"An Ambition that Knew No Rest": Young Man on the Makep. 17
Chapter 2"The Sober, Industrious, Thriving People": A Devoted Whigp. 53
Chapter 3"The True System": The Genius of American Capitalismp. 87
Chapter 4"Our Fathers": The Lincoln-Douglas Debates and the Purpose of Americap. 125
Chapter 5"The Great Empire": Lincoln's Vision Realizedp. 167
Chapter 6"Work, Work, Work": Recovering the Lincoln Ethicp. 197
Notesp. 241
Indexp. 261