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Author Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Title Abraham Lincoln, slavery, and the Civil War : selected writings and speeches / edited by Michael P. Johnson.

Imprint Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  973.7 L638Bli6 2001    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xxiii, 358 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
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Series The Bedford series in history and culture
Bedford series in history and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-346) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Lessons of life. Autobiographies -- Ambition -- Work -- Religion -- pt. 2. Becoming a Republican. Henry Clay, Whig statesman -- The Kansas-Nebraska Act -- Justifications of slavery -- "Where I now stand"-- The Dred Scott decision -- pt. 3. Leading the Republican Party. A house divided -- The Lincoln-Douglas debates -- Partisan tactics -- The 1860 campaign for President -- pt. 4. The secession crisis. The limits of compromise -- Rallying the Union -- First Inaugural Address -- pt. 5. A war to save the Union. The Fort Sumter crisis -- Organizing for war -- The aftermath of defeat at Bull Run -- pt. 6. Marching South. "Delay is ruining us" -- The Peninsula campaign -- The Second Battle of Bull Run and Antietam -- Home-front politics -- pt. 7. Toward emancipation. Reassuring loyal Southerners -- Announcing emancipation -- pt. 8. A war for freedom and union. Emancipation and black soldiers -- The decisive summer of 1863 -- Politics of war and freedom -- pt. 9. Defending a new birth of freedom. War without end -- Planning reconstruction -- The political campaign for union, freedom, and war -- Glorious victories -- A vote for union, freedom, and war? -- pt. 10. "To finish the work we are in". The war continues -- Toward peace and freedom -- "That this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away."
Summary Letting Lincoln's eloquent voice speak for itself, editor Michael Johnson has collected more than 180 of the writings and speeches that illuminate Lincoln's life and career, from his youth to his entry into Republican politics and through his presidency. Classics like the Kansas-Nebraska speech, the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, and the Gettysburg Address, along with less familiar writings -- poignant letters to individual voters, notes to generals on military strategy, and stirring public speeches -- show the development of Lincoln's thought on free labor, slavery, secession, the Civil War, and emancipation. Johnson provides historical context by weaving an engaging narrative around Lincoln's own words, making this volume the most accessible collection of Lincoln's writings available.
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Views on slavery.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Military leadership.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 (OCoLC)fst00030184
American Civil War (1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
Slavery -- United States -- History.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
Military campaigns. (OCoLC)fst01710190
Military leadership. (OCoLC)fst01185276
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Slavery. (OCoLC)fst01120426
Slaves -- Emancipation. (OCoLC)fst01120540
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
Chronological Term 1861-1865
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Johnson, Michael P., 1941-
ISBN 0312227639 (hardcover)
9780312227630 (hardcover)
0312208545 (pbk.)
9780312208547 (pbk.)

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