William W. Freehling
Lincoln's 'Antislavery' and the Causes of the Civil War
William W. Freehling is Singletary Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of numerous books on the American Civil War, including Prelude to Civil War (1965), which won both the Nevins and Bancroft Prizes, and the prize-winning Road to Disunion, 2 vols. (1990, 2007). His most recent book is Becoming Lincoln (University of Virginia Press, 2018).