In the 19th century, both Italy and the US were young countries pursuing liberal nationalism even as unity was threatened by a recalcitrant southern population. This nuanced analysis of abolitionism and Italian democratic nationalism, Lincoln and Cavour, and the nation's two civil wars provides powerful new insights into their histories.
civil war Lincoln, Abraham nation USA
About the authors
Enrico Dal Lago is Lecturer in American History at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is author of Agrarian Elites: American Slaveholders and Southern Italian Landowners, 1815-1861 (2005), American Slavery, Atlantic Slavery, and Beyond: The U.S. 'Peculiar Institution' in International Perspective (2012), and William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini: Abolition, Democracy, and Radical Reform (2013).
Book TitleThe Age of Lincoln and Cavour
Book SubtitleComparative Perspectives on Nineteenth-Century American and Italian Nation-Building
AuthorsEnrico Dal Lago
Copyright InformationPalgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.2015