"Although a specialized subject, this book can be read with profit by those whose primary interest is Lincoln or Quakers. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries."
"Much of this book is valuable to the reader . . . an insightful volume."
"Kashatus brings fresh insights into the interior life of Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and shows that Quaker-established schools for free blacks were outstanding and necessary models for the work of Reconstruction that lay ahead."
"I believe strongly in the message of this thorough study. In addition to their warm and practical interactions; Abraham Lincoln, the British, and the American Quakers experienced the same divine calling for the nation to become a people unified by the pain, doubts, and the depression of war."
"William Kashatus's Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the Civil War is an excellent piece of historical writing by an author who has deep insight into American Quakers. He offers fascinating insights into Lincoln's presidency, his anguish, and his spirituality while also illuminating a little-known aspect of the Great Emancipator's own fascination with Quakers."
“This is a fascinating look at an intriguing, long neglected subject—how Abraham Lincoln sought counsel and inspiration from the anti-war Quakers in the midst of the bloodiest war in world history.”
"Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the Civil War is a balanced treatment of Abraham Lincoln's relationship with the Society of Friends, showing his respect for and attention to the Quaker delegations that came to talk with him during the Civil War."