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125008256 WunderlichHannah Wunderlich- 125008256HIST 105-515 Abraham Lincoln and the Second American RevolutionBook Review James McPherson’s “Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution,” explores the idea of terming the Civil War as the Second American Revolution,as well as Abraham Lincoln’s role in this significant era. To begin,McPherson breaks down how “revolution” relates to the Civil War by discussing the basic definitions of the word.He determines the Civil War wasindeed revolutionary due to the fact that “no other period of American history witnessed anythinglike so great a rate of relevant change” and that we should define “revolution” simply as the overthrow of the existing social and political order.Similarly, the Civil War constructed the overthrow of slavery through both an economic and political revolution. From an economic aspect,the contrasting systems between the north and the south (proslavery and antislavery) generated conflict,