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Lincoln : a very short introduction

Author: Allen C Guelzo
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Very short introductions, 203.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Abraham Lincoln was a fatalist who promoted freedom; he was a classical liberal who couched liberalism's greatest deed - emancipation of the slaves - in the unliberal language of divine providence; he was a religious doubter who became a national icon bordering on religion; and he was a rights-oriented liberal who appealed to natural law when confronting slavery"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Guelzo, Allen C.
Lincoln.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008041654
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; 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: 0199709963 9780199709960 9780195367805 0195367804 9780199365661 0199365660
OCLC Number: 308159904
Description: 1 online resource (147 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Equality --
Advancement --
Law --
Liberty --
Debate --
Emancipation --
Reunion.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 203.
Responsibility: Allen C. Guelzo.
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"Abraham Lincoln was a fatalist who promoted freedom; he was a classical liberal who couched liberalism's greatest deed - emancipation of the slaves - in the unliberal language of divine providence; he was a religious doubter who became a national icon bordering on religion; and he was a rights-oriented liberal who appealed to natural law when confronting slavery"--Provided by publisher.

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