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Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC

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In the late 1840s, Representative Abraham Lincoln resided at Mrs. Sprigg's boardinghouse on Capitol Hill. Known as Abolition House, Mrs. Sprigg's hosted lively dinner-table debates of antislavery politics by the congressional boarders. The unusually rapid turnover in the enslaved staff suggested that there were frequent escapes north to freedom from Abolition House, likely a cog in the underground railroad. These early years in Washington proved formative for Lincoln.

Synopsis:

The stirring history of a president and a capital city on the front lines of war and freedom.

About the Author

Kenneth J. Winkle, acclaimed Lincoln biographer and Civil War historian, is a professor of history at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The Young Eagle, his volume on Lincoln's rise, is the standard account.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393349429
Author:
Winkle, Kenneth J
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Winkle, Kenneth J.
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of illustrations
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

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