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Lincoln's speeches reconsidered

Author: John Channing Briggs
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout the fractious years of the mid-nineteenth century, Abraham Lincoln's speeches imparted reason and guidance to a troubled nation. Lincoln's words were never universally praised.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Briggs, John Channing, 1948-
Lincoln's speeches reconsidered.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004021139
(OCoLC)56509423
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Channing Briggs
ISBN: 9781421437453 1421437457 9781421437460 1421437465 9781421437477 1421437473
OCLC Number: 607611997
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (370 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : The mind of the persuader --
Rhetorical contexts --
The Lyceum address : "On the perpetuation of our political institutions" --
The temperance address : moral reform and emancipation--
The speech on the War with Mexico and the eulogy for Zachary Taylor : " injustice and heroic virtue " --
The eulogy for Henry Clay : persuasion and/or principle --
The Kansas-Nebraska speech : popular sovereignty and self-government --
The "house divided" speech : the logic of hopeful resolve --
Lecture on discoveries and inventions : self-government and inventions : self-government and arts of literacy --
The Milwaukee address : thorough farming and self-government --
The Cooper Union address : the empirical wager --
Presidential eloquence and political religion : governing "in the providence of God" --
The farewell address : "Let us confidently hope" --
The first inaugural, the Gettysburg address, and the second inaugural : providence and persuasion --
Postscript. The letter to Mrs. Bixby : secular scripture.
Responsibility: John Channing Briggs.

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"Most books about Abraham Lincoln can be taken or left alone. This book merits attention for at least two important reasons: it takes a fresh and original look at the major speeches of Abraham Read more...

 
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