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The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery

Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Eric Foner gives us the history of Lincoln and the end of slavery in America. Foner begins with Lincoln's youth in Indiana and Illinois and follows the trajectory of his career across an increasingly tense and shifting political terrain from Illinois to Washington, D.C. Although "naturally anti-slavery" for as long as he can remember, Lincoln scrupulously holds to the position that the Constitution protects the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Foner
ISBN: 9780393066180 0393066185 9780393340662 039334066X
OCLC Number: 601096674
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 2011
Pulitzer Prize for history, 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.


Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize: from a master historian, the story of Lincoln's-and the nation's-transformation through the crucible of  Read more...
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