The Age of Lincoln and Cavour

Comparative Perspectives on Nineteenth-Century American and Italian Nation-Building

  • Authors
  • Enrico Dal Lago

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Enrico Dal Lago
      Pages 1-18
  3. Nineteenth-Century American Abolitionism and Italian Democratic Nationalism

  4. Lincoln, Cavour, and Progressive Nationalism

  5. Secession, Civil War, and Nation-Building in the United States and Italy

  6. Conclusion

    1. Enrico Dal Lago
      Pages 165-170
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 171-235

About this book


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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-50367-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-49012-4
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