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Author Carwardine, Richard.

Title Lincoln : a life of purpose and power / Richard Carwardine.

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2006.

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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.7 L638Bcarw 2006    ---  Available
Description xv, 394 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Note Originally published: London : Pearson Education, 2003.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [327]-360) and index.
Contents Inner power : Lincoln's ambition and political vision, 1809-54 -- Ambition -- Political vision -- Moral crisis : 1854 -- The religious roots of moral power -- The power of opinion : Lincoln : the Illinois public and the new political order, 1854-58 -- Lincoln, democratic politics and public opinion -- Illinois public opinion and the anti-Nebraska fusion movement -- The senatorial campaign of 1858 -- The power of party : winning the presidency, 1858-60 -- Presidential ambition : Lincoln, his party and the road to the Decatur convention -- The Republican presidential nomination -- The 1860 presidential campaign : the power of a righteous party -- The limits of power : from president-elect to war president, 1860-61 -- In the antechamber to power : holding the party line -- From Springfield to Sumter : building a united front -- Strategies for 'a people's war' -- 'What shall I do? The people are impatient ... ' -- The purposes of power : evolving objectives, 1861-65 -- Reading the public -- 'Every indispensable means' : toward the Emancipation Proclamation -- Faith and purposes -- Faithfulness of purpose : emancipation, reconstruction and black citizenship -- The instruments of power : coercion and voluntary mobilization, 1861-65 -- Coercion, repression and executive power -- Popular mobilization : the 'power of the right word' and the agency of party -- Popular mobilization : churches and philanthropic organizations -- The Union army as a moral force -- The election of 1864 : 'the second birth of our nation' -- The potency of death -- Chronology of Lincoln's life.
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.
ISBN 1400044561
9781400044566
Standard No. YDXCP 2255291

 
    
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