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Author Freehling, William W., 1935- author.

Title Becoming Lincoln / William W. Freehling.

Publication Info. Charlottesville, VA : University of Virginia Press, 2018.


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Description x, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Summary "A biographical account of Abraham Lincoln's rises and falls on his improbable path to becoming the president who ended slavery"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-347) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Prologue : A puzzling inauguration -- The rising Lincolns and the Kentucky plummet -- The Indiana plunge -- The Illinois crash -- The New Salem recovery -- The rise and fall of a state legislator -- The rise and limits of a pre-1850s lawyer -- The rise and turbulence of a marriage -- A congressional aspirant's rise -- The Congressional fall -- The Union's economic rescue -- Three climactic railroad cases -- The Peoria address and the strategy of defense -- The 1855 setback -- The lost/found speech -- The Dred Scott case and the Kansas finale -- The great debates -- The cunning revisions -- The Cooper Union address -- The Presidential election and the fruits of revision -- The erratic interregnum -- The troubled inaugural address -- Forts Sumter and Pickens and the emergence of an impressive administrator -- Epilogue : (Slowly) becoming a coercive emancipator.
Summary Freehling shows how the prewar years forged Lincoln into the extraordinary leader who would guide the nation through its most bitter chapter. From his childhood and difficult family life through the setbacks and recoveries Lincoln experienced, we witness Lincoln's embodiment of the self-made man even as he sought and received critical help from others. In doing so Freehling unfolds new impressions of the American nineteenth century, the emergence of our national economy, the causes of the Civil War, and Lincoln's wartime presidency. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political career before 1861.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. (OCoLC)fst00030184
Abraham Lincoln's political career before 1861. (OCoLC)fst01351608
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Presidents. (OCoLC)fst01075723
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9780813941561 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0813941563 (hardcover alkaline paper)
9780813941578 (electronic book)
0813941571 (electronic book)
Standard No. 40028554227

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