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Lincoln's speeches reconsidered

Author: John Channing Briggs
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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. But they resonated with fellow legislators and more and more with the public as he spoke on such volatile subjects as mob rule, temperance, the Mexican War, slavery and its expansion, and the justice of a war for black freedom and
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Briggs, John Channing, 1948-
Lincoln's speeches reconsidered.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607611997
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Channing Briggs
ISBN: 0801881064 9780801881060
OCLC Number: 56509423
Description: xi, 370 pages ; 24 cm
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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