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Abraham Lincoln as a man of ideas

Author: Allen C Guelzo
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009.
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Abraham Lincoln was a skilled politician, an inspirational leader, and a man of humor and pathos. What many may not realize is how much he was also a man of ideas. Despite the most meager of formal educations, Lincoln's tremendous intellectual curiosity drove him into the circle of Enlightenment philosophy and democratic political ideology. And from these, Lincoln developed a set of political convictions that guided  Read more...
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Biography
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Guelzo, Allen C.
Abraham Lincoln as a man of ideas.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008025089
(OCoLC)231947421
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allen C Guelzo
ISBN: 9781441623300 1441623302 9780809386376 0809386372 1280697806 9781280697807
OCLC Number: 459792659
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 216 pages)
Contents: Introduction: what would Lincoln do? --
The unlikely intellectual biography of Abraham Lincoln --
Abraham Lincoln and the doctrine of necessity --
Come-outers and community-men: Abraham Lincoln and the idea of community in nineteenth-century America --
Lincoln and natural law --
"Fiends ... facing Zionwards": Abraham Lincoln's reluctant embrace of the abolitionists --
Apples of gold in a picture of silver: Lincoln, the constitution, and liberty --
Understanding emancipation: Lincoln's proclamation and the end of slavery --
Defending emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and the Conkling letter, August 1863 --
Prudence and the Proclamation --
Lincoln and the "war powers" of the Presidency.
Responsibility: Allen C. Guelzo ; with a foreword by Michael Lind.

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