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Becoming Lincoln

William W. Freehling
Format
Book
Published
Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, [2018]
Language
English
ISBN
9780813941561, 0813941563, 9780813941578 (ebook)
Summary
"A biographical account of Abraham Lincoln's rises and falls on his improbable path to becoming the president who ended slavery" --
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.
Description
x, [2], 369 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original tan cloth; dust jacket. Gift of the University of Virginia Press, September 2018.
Technical Details
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