Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator is the biography of Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth president of the United States, who served from March 4, 1861 until his assassination. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States, Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery, issuing his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Scholars now rank Lincoln among the top three U.S. presidents, with the majority of those surveyed placing him first. He is noted for his lasting influence on American politics, including a redefinition of Republicanism. Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator is highly recommended for those interested in the history and story of this highly admired president.