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Lincoln, the South, and slavery : the political dimension

Author: Robert W Johannsen
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©1991.
Series: Walter Lynwood Fleming lectures in southern history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whereas previous scholars have largely ignored the political character of Lincoln's antislavery argument, Johannsen (history, U. of Illinois) sees Lincoln as an astute and ambitious politician whose statements were delivered almost exclusively during political campaigns to meet political goals. He traces the political dimension of Lincoln's antislavery stance as it evolved from the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 to his  Read more...
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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Johannsen
ISBN: 0807116378 9780807116371
OCLC Number: 22450574
Description: xiii, 128 pages : portrait ; 23 cm.
Contents: The politics of slavery --
The ultimate extinction of slavery --
The irrepressible conflict --
Lincoln and the South in 1860.
Series Title: Walter Lynwood Fleming lectures in southern history.
Responsibility: Robert W. Johannsen.

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Whereas previous scholars have largely ignored the political character of Lincoln's antislavery argument, Johannsen (history, U. of Illinois) sees Lincoln as an astute and ambitious politician whose statements were delivered almost exclusively during political campaigns to meet political goals. He traces the political dimension of Lincoln's antislavery stance as it evolved from the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854 to his election as president in 1860. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

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