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A new birth of freedom : Abraham Lincoln and the coming of the Civil War

Author: Harry V Jaffa
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2000.
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"Harry V. Jaffa illuminates Lincoln's understanding of the concepts of self-government, equality, and statesmanship, and he offers penetrating insights into Lincoln's refutation of the political philosophy and constitutional interpretations of John C. Calhoun and the southern secessionists. A New Birth of Freedom is a work of major importance that will require all Americans to reevaluate their understanding of  Read more...
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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry V Jaffa
ISBN: 0847699528 9780847699520
OCLC Number: 43894284
Description: xiv, 549 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The election of 1800 and the election of 1860 --
The Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address, and historians --
The divided American mind on the eve of conflict: James Buchanan, Jefferson Davis, and Alexander Stephens survey the crisis --
The mind of Lincoln's Inaugural and the argument and action of the debate that shaped it, I --
The mind of Lincoln's Inaugural and the argument and action of the debate that shaped it, II --
July 4, 1861: Lincoln tells why the Union must be preserved --
Slavery, succession, and state rights: the political teaching of John C. Calhoun --
Appendix: "The dividing line between Federal and local authority: popular sovereignty in the territories": a commentary.
Responsibility: Harry V. Jaffa.
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This is the sequel to "Crisis of the House Divided", and continues the examination of the political thought of Abraham Lincoln and the themes of self-government, equality, and statesmanship. This  Read more...

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Jaffa shows the inner unity of Lincoln's words and deeds with an intelligence and loving care never before equaled.--Charles R. Kesler "The Claremont Review Of Books "

 
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