- Series: Bedford Series in History & Culture
- Paperback: 358 pages
- Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; 1st edition (September 15, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312208545
- ISBN-13: 978-0312208547
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
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Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War 1st Edition
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Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War are three topics that continue to interest both scholarly and popular readers. Johnson (history, Johns Hopkins), the author of numerous historical studies and texts, including Reading the American Past: Selected Historical Documents, uses Lincoln's own utterances to shed light on the thought of this intriguing public figure and to tell the story of this highly significant conflict. This volume contains more than 170 samples of Lincoln's private and public writings arranged around relevant topics with informative headnotes, a chronology, and questions to challenge the reader and fuel debate. This is a good acquisition for academic and public libraries of all sizes, but for more comprehensive coverage libraries might choose the classic texts Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Philip Van Doren Stern (Modern Library, 1999) or the two-volume Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1859-1865, edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher (Library of America, 1989).DTheresa McDevitt, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania Lib.
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From more than 120,000 documents available in the collected works of Abraham Lincoln, Johnson has culled approximately 200 dealing directly and indirectly with the two issues that defined Lincoln's presidency: slavery and the Civil War. Though the first three chapters provide a survey of Lincoln's early life and writings, the heart of the book is devoted to letters, notes, speeches, and interviews written and presented during his tenure as U.S. president. What emerges is an overview of how Lincoln's private thoughts and public opinions on free labor, slavery, secession, and the preservation of the Union evolved during this critical time period. A digestible compendium of invaluable primary sources distinguished by Lincoln's trademark wit, compassion, and eloquence. Margaret Flanagan
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