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The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery

Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity  Read more...
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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Foner
ISBN: 9780393066180 0393066185
OCLC Number: 601096674
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 2011.
Pulitzer Prize for history, 2011
Description: xxi, 426 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: "I am naturally anti-slavery" : young Abraham Lincoln and slavery --
"Always a Whig" : Lincoln, the law, and the second party system --
"The monstrous injustice" : becoming a republican --
"A house divided" : slavery and race in the late 1850s --
"The only substantial difference" : secession and Civil War --
"I must have Kentucky" : the border strategy --
"Forever free" : the coming of emancipation --
"A new birth of freedom" : securing emancipation --
"A fitting, and necessary conclusion" : abolition, reelection, and the challenge of reconstruction --
Epilogue : "Every drop of blood" : the meaning of the war.
Responsibility: Eric Foner.

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From a master historian comes the story of Lincoln's--and the nation's--transformation through the crucible of slavery and emancipation.  Read more...

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A well orchestrated examination of Lincoln s changing views of slavery, bringing unforeseeable twists and a fresh sense of improbability to a familiar story. --The 2011 Pulitzer Prize Committee

 
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