The Foreign Policy of Abraham Lincoln

Abstract

This article explores Lincoln’s relationship with William H. Seward, his Secretary of State; examines several cases of foreign policy in action—particularly during 1861 and 1862—years fraught with peril for the Union cause, and concludes with how Lincoln’s foreign policy is relevant today.

This essay is based on remarks delivered in February 2010 in Philadelphia to FPRI members and friends. It appeared as an FPRI E-Note in April 2010.

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