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Lincoln apostate : the Matson slave case

Author: Charles Robert McKirdy
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1847, Abraham Lincoln represented a Kentucky slave owner named Robert Matson in his attempt to recover a runaway slave woman and her four children. His involvement in the case has challenged most followers of the 'Great Emancipator'. In many assessments, the case inspires rationalisations and distortions; in others, avoidance and denial. This book digs behind the myths and evasions to determine why Lincoln chose  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Trials, litigation, etc
Cases
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McKirdy, Charles Robert, 1943-
Lincoln apostate.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2011
(DLC) 2010038782
(OCoLC)664519635
Named Person: Jane Bryant; Robert Matson; Abraham Lincoln; Jane Bryant; Abraham Lincoln; Robert Matson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Robert McKirdy
ISBN: 9781604739879 1604739878
OCLC Number: 721946324
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 171 pages)
Contents: A dark canvas --
The initial hearing --
The lawyers Lincoln --
The lawyers Ficklin, Constable, and Linder --
The law --
The trial --
The coils of friendship.
Responsibility: Charles R. McKirdy.

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In 1847, in a small rural courthouse in Coles County, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln represented a Kentucky slave owner named Robert Matson in his attempt to recover a runaway slave woman and her four  Read more...

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