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Lincoln & Davis : imagining America, 1809-1865

Author: Brian R Dirck
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2001.
Series: American political thought.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Abraham Lincoln: the Great Emancipator, savior of the Union, and revered national hero. Jefferson Davis: defender of slavery, leader of a lost cause, and forlorn object of scorn. Both Lincoln and Davis remain locked in the American psyche as iconic symbols of victory and defeat. They presided over a terrible war that decided the fate of slavery and severely tested each man's resolve and potential for greatness. But,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dirck, Brian R., 1965-
Lincoln & Davis.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2001
(OCoLC)594464333
Online version:
Dirck, Brian R., 1965-
Lincoln & Davis.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2001
(OCoLC)606602211
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Jefferson Davis; Abraham Lincoln; Jefferson Davis; Jefferson Davis; Abraham Lincoln; Jefferson Davis; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian R Dirck
ISBN: 0700611371 9780700611379
OCLC Number: 46670980
Description: xi, 326 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Fathers --
Friends --
Jobs --
Homes --
Speeches --
Patriots --
Declarations --
Parties --
Insurgents --
Presidents --
Faiths --
Wars --
Others --
Conclusion --
Notes.
Series Title: American political thought.
Other Titles: Lincoln and Davis
Responsibility: Brian R. Dirck.
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Both Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis are locked in the American psyche as iconic symbols of victory and defeat. The author contests that these images tend to obscure the larger visions that  Read more...

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