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The language of liberty : the political speeches and writings of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Abraham Lincoln; Joseph R Fornieri
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Regnery ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, ©2003.
Series: Conservative leadership series, 13.
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The Civil War is the defining event in American history, and Abraham Lincoln is the central figure of both the Civil War and American history. In his struggle to preserve the Union and redeem the nation from the original sin of slavery, Lincoln provided the most compelling expression of the American Dream and the preeminent justification of the American regime. Indeed, at Gettysburg he distilled the very essence of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Speeches, addresses, etc
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Lincoln; Joseph R Fornieri
ISBN: 0895261766 9780895261762
OCLC Number: 52842449
Description: lxix, 824 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "I am young and unknown," 1832-1854 --
"A house divided," 1854-1858 --
The Lincoln-Douglas debates, 1858 --
"I would save the Union," 1859-1863 --
"The last full measure," 1863-1865 --
Lincoln's "political faith".
Series Title: Conservative leadership series, 13.
Other Titles: Political speeches and writings of Abraham Lincoln
Responsibility: edited by Joseph R. Fornieri.

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The Civil War is the defining event in American history, and Abraham Lincoln is the central figure of both the Civil War and American history. In his struggle to preserve the Union and redeem the nation from the original sin of slavery, Lincoln provided the most compelling expression of the American Dream and the preeminent justification of the American regime. Indeed, at Gettysburg he distilled the very essence of the nation's political creed. His political thought and leadership are of enduring significance to democracy at home and abroad. This book offers the definitive one-volume collection of the Sixteenth President's most important speeches and writings in their entirety. The volume is divided both chronologically and thematically into five periods/chapters from 1832-1865, each including a concise historical, political and biographical overview of major events. Also, each speech is preceded by a head-note which places Lincoln's words in context.--From publisher description.

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