The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery

Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: New York : W W Norton & Co Inc, 2011, c 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity  Read more...
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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Foner
ISBN: 9780393340662 039334066X
OCLC Number: 744897729
Awards: Pulitzer Prize in History, 2011.
Description: xxi, 426 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: "I am naturally anti-slavery" : young Abraham Lincoln and slavery --
"Always a Whig" : Lincoln, the law, and the second party system --
"The monstrous injustice" : becoming a republican --
"A house divided" : slavery and race in the late 1850s --
"The only substantial difference" : secession and Civil War --
"I must have Kentucky" : the border strategy --
"Forever free" : the coming of emancipation --
"A new birth of freedom" : securing emancipation --
"A fitting, and necessary conclusion" : abolition, reelection, and the challenge of reconstruction --
"Every drop of blood" : the meaning of the war.
Responsibility: Eric Foner.

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"A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era."-Boston Globe  Read more...

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