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The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery

Auteur: Eric Foner
Uitgever: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., ©2010.
Editie/Formaat:   Boek : Engels : 1st edAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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  Meer lezen...
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Genoemd persoon: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Eric Foner
ISBN: 9780393066180 0393066185
OCLC-nummer: 601096674
Onderscheidingen: Bancroft Prize, 2011.
Pulitzer Prize for history, 2011
Beschrijving: xxi, 426 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Inhoud: "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 --
"Every drop of blood" : the meaning of the war.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Eric Foner.
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Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize: from a master historian, the story of Lincoln's-and the nation's-transformation through the crucible of  Meer lezen...

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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 Meer lezen...

 
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