Every Drop of Blood review: how Lincoln's Second Inaugural bound America's wounds

Edward Achorn delivers a fascinating account of an address which entered the national consciousness As Abraham Lincoln prepared to take the oath of office for a second time , on 4 March 1865, the nation waited to hear what he would say about its future. Triumphalism at military success? A call to further sacrifice? Vengeance on the rebel South or an outline for reconstruction? Related: 'What it means to be an American': Abraham Lincoln and a nation divided Continue reading...