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Lincoln : a life of purpose and power

Author: Richard Carwardine; Dick Hill
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Blackstone Audio, ℗2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Carwardine, celebrated Lincoln scholar and professor of American History at St. Catherine's College in Oxford, discusses Lincoln's presidential life, including the years leading up to his assassination.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Carwardine; Dick Hill
ISBN: 0786174773 9780786174775 0786171499 9780786171491
OCLC Number: 63658148
Notes: Compact discs.
Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Dick Hill.
Description: 12 audio discs (15 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: 1. Inner power : Lincoln's ambition and political vision, 1809-54 --
Ambition --
Political vision --
Moral crisis : 1854 --
The religious roots of moral power --
2. The power of opinion : Lincoln : the Illinois public and the new political order, 1854-58 --
Lincoln, democratic politics and public opinion --
Illinois public opinion and the anti-Nebraska fusion movement --
The senatorial campaign of 1858 --
3. The power of party : winning the presidency, 1858-60 --
Presidential ambition : Lincoln, his party and the road to the Decatur convention --
The Republican presidential nomination --
The 1860 presidential campaign : the power of a righteous party --
4. Confronting the limits of power : from president-elect to war president, 1860-61 --
In the antechamber to power : holding the party line --
From Springfield to Sumter : building a united front --
Strategies for 'a people's war' --
'What shall I do? The people are impatient ... ' --
5. The purposes of power : evolving objectives, 1861-65 --
Reading the public --
'Every indispensable means' : toward the Emancipation Proclamation --
Faith and purposes --
Faithfulness of purpose : emancipation, reconstruction and black citizenship --
6. The instruments of power : coercion and voluntary mobilization, 1861-65 --
Coercion, repression and executive power --
Popular mobilization : the 'power of the right word' and the agency of party --
Popular mobilization : churches and philanthropic organizations --
The Union army as a moral force --
The election of 1864 : 'the second birth of our nation' --
7. Conclusion : power in death --
Chronology of Lincoln's life.
Responsibility: by Richard J. Carwardine.

Abstract:

Richard Carwardine, celebrated Lincoln scholar and professor of American History at St. Catherine's College in Oxford, discusses Lincoln's presidential life, including the years leading up to his assassination.

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