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The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery, Eric Foner

Label
The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery
Title
The fiery trial
Title remainder
Abraham Lincoln and American slavery
Statement of responsibility
Eric Foner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for moral and political growth
Summary
In this landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Eric Foner gives the definitive history of Abraham Lincoln and the end of slavery in America. Foner's Lincoln emerges as a leader, one whose greatness lies in his capacity for moral and political growth through real engagement with allies and critics alike. This powerful work will transform our understanding of the nation's greatest president and the issue that mattered most
Writing style
Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for History, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize Winner Letters and Drama.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
361135
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foner, Eric
Dewey number
973.7092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Slaves
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Abraham Lincoln and American slavery
Label
The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery, Eric Foner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-406) and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 426 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393066180
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010023425
Other physical details
ill., 1 map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a662953
  • (OCoLC)601096674
Label
The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery, Eric Foner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-406) and index
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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 426 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393066180
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010023425
Other physical details
ill., 1 map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a662953
  • (OCoLC)601096674

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