Father Abraham : Lincoln's relentless struggle to end slavery (eBook, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Father Abraham : Lincoln's relentless struggle to end slavery

Author: Richard Striner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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"Father Abraham challenges recent portraits of Lincoln as an essentially passive politician and reluctant abolitionist. Exhaustively researched and crisply argued, this superb book gives us a new appreciation of Lincoln as moral leader."--Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Striner, Richard, 1950-
Father Abraham.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005023083
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Striner
ISBN: 142940356X 9781429403566 0195183061 9780195183061 1280533110 9781280533112 0199728569 9780199728565
OCLC Number: 71794386
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (308 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Lincoln and slavery : the problem --
Lincoln and free soil, 1854-1858 --
Lincoln and slavery : containment, 1859-1861 --
Lincoln and emancipation, 1861-1862 --
Lincoln and the war to the death, 1863 --
Lincoln and the worst-case future, 1864 --
Lincoln and the best-case future, 1864-1865.
Responsibility: Richard Striner.
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Provides a fresh look at President Lincoln, aiming to challenge scholarship that has portrayed him as a passive or hesitant abolitionist, showing instead that he was both a moral visionary and shrewd  Read more...


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"In contrast to historians and biographers who emphasize Lincoln's pragmatism at the expense of his idealism, or claim that he was a conservative on racial issues who was pushed against his will Read more...

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