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The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery
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Published:
New York : W.W. Norton, c2010.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
xxi, 426 pages : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Status:
Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction
973.7 F6738f
Description
In this landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Eric Foner gives us the definitive history of Lincoln and the end of slavery in America. Foner begins with Lincoln's youth in Indiana and Illinois and follows the trajectory of his career across an increasingly tense and shifting political terrain from Illinois to Washington, D.C. Although "naturally anti-slavery" for as long as he can remember, Lincoln scrupulously holds to the position that the Constitution protects the institution in the original slave states. But the political landscape is transformed in 1854 when the Kansas-Nebraska Act makes the expansion of slavery a national issue.A man of considered words and deliberate actions, Lincoln navigates the dynamic politics deftly, taking measured steps, often along a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party. Lincoln rises to leadership in the new Republican Party by calibrating his politics to the broadest possible antislavery coalition. As president of a divided nation and commander in chief at war, displaying a similar compound of pragmatism and principle, Lincoln finally embraces what he calls the Civil War's "fundamental and astounding" result: the immediate, uncompensated abolition of slavery and recognition of blacks as American citizens.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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780393066180 (hardcover), 0393066185 (hardcover)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-406) and index.
Description
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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Foner, E. (2010). The fiery trial: Abraham Lincoln and American slavery. New York: W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Foner, Eric, 1943-. 2010. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. New York: W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Foner, Eric, 1943-, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Foner, Eric. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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