Item Details

Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

Brian McGinty
Format
Book
Published
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780871407849, 0871407841
Summary
Examines the case of the steamboat Effie Afton, which barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge in May of 1856, and the role of trial lawyer Abraham Lincoln.
Contents
  • A great highway of nature
  • No other improvement
  • His peculiar ambition
  • The first bridge over the first river
  • A collision of interests
  • The suit is filed
  • Preparing the ground
  • A very serious obstruction
  • A chorus of protests
  • The bridge itself on the stand
  • A virtual triumph
  • The bridge stands
  • The great and durable question
  • History's verdict.
Description
259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-247) and index.
Technical Details

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