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The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery

Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era."-Boston Globe

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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Foner
ISBN: 039334066X 9780393340662
OCLC Number: 761362200
Notes: Originally published: 2010.
Awards: Winner of Bancroft Prize 2011
Winner of New York Times Notable Selection 2012
Winner of Lincoln Prize 2011
Winner of Pulitzer Prize 2011
Description: xxi, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 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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"Starred Review. Original and compelling...In the vast library on Lincoln, Foner's book stands out as the most sensible and sensitive reading of Lincoln's lifetime involvement with slavery and the Read more...

 
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