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Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics (07 Edition)

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'My husband considered you a dear friend,' Mary Todd Lincoln wrote to Frederick Douglass in the weeks after Lincoln"s assassination. The frontier lawyer and the former slave, the cautious politician and the fiery reformer, the President and the most famous black man in America'"their lives traced different paths that finally met in the bloody landscape of secession, Civil War, and emancipation. Opponents at first, they gradually became allies, each influenced by and attracted to the other. Their three meetings in the White House signaled a profound shift in the direction of the Civil War, and in the fate of the United States.James Oakes has written a masterful narrative history, bringing two iconic figures to life and shedding new light on the central issues of slavery, race, and equality in Civil War America.

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"A great American tale told with a deft historical eye, painstaking analysis, and a supple clarity of writing."--Jean Baker

Synopsis:

"A great American tale told with a defthistoricaleye, painstakinganalysis, and a supple clarity of writing."-Jean Baker

Synopsis:

My husband considered you a dear friend, Mary Todd Lincoln wrote to FrederickDouglass in theweeks afterLincoln's assassination. The frontier lawyer and the former slave, thecautious politician and thefiery reformer, thePresidentand the most famous black man in America-their lives traced different pathsthatfinally met in the bloodylandscape ofsecession, Civil War, and emancipation.Opponents at first, theygradually becameallies,each influenced by and attracted to the other. Their three meetings in the WhiteHouse signaled a profoundshift in the direction ofthe Civil War, and in the fate of the UnitedStates.James Oakes has written amasterful narrative history, bringing two iconic figures tolife and shedding new light on the central issues of slavery, race, andequality in Civil War America.

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"My husband considered you a dear friend," Mary Todd Lincoln wrote to Frederick Douglass in the weeks after Lincoln's assassination. The frontier lawyer and the former slave, the cautious politician and the fiery reformer, the President and the most famous black man in America--their lives traced different paths that finally met in the bloody landscape of secession, Civil War, and emancipation. Opponents at first, they gradually became allies, each influenced by and attracted to the other. Their three meetings in the White House signaled a profound shift in the direction of the Civil War, and in the fate of the United States. James Oakes has written a masterful narrative history, bringing two iconic figures to life and shedding new light on the central issues of slavery, race, and equality in Civil War America.

About the Author

James Oakes is a Distinguished Professor of History and Graduate School Humanities Professor at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of several acclaimed works on the South and the Civil War, including The Radical and the Republican and Freedom National, both winners of the Lincoln Prize. He and his family live in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393330656
Author:
Oakes, James
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.22x5.56x.86 in. .62 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393330656 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A great American tale told with a deft historical eye, painstaking analysis, and a supple clarity of writing."--Jean Baker
"Synopsis" by , "A great American tale told with a defthistoricaleye, painstakinganalysis, and a supple clarity of writing."-Jean Baker
"Synopsis" by , My husband considered you a dear friend, Mary Todd Lincoln wrote to FrederickDouglass in theweeks afterLincoln's assassination. The frontier lawyer and the former slave, thecautious politician and thefiery reformer, thePresidentand the most famous black man in America-their lives traced different pathsthatfinally met in the bloodylandscape ofsecession, Civil War, and emancipation.Opponents at first, theygradually becameallies,each influenced by and attracted to the other. Their three meetings in the WhiteHouse signaled a profoundshift in the direction ofthe Civil War, and in the fate of the UnitedStates.James Oakes has written amasterful narrative history, bringing two iconic figures tolife and shedding new light on the central issues of slavery, race, andequality in Civil War America.
"Synopsis" by , "My husband considered you a dear friend," Mary Todd Lincoln wrote to Frederick Douglass in the weeks after Lincoln's assassination. The frontier lawyer and the former slave, the cautious politician and the fiery reformer, the President and the most famous black man in America--their lives traced different paths that finally met in the bloody landscape of secession, Civil War, and emancipation. Opponents at first, they gradually became allies, each influenced by and attracted to the other. Their three meetings in the White House signaled a profound shift in the direction of the Civil War, and in the fate of the United States. James Oakes has written a masterful narrative history, bringing two iconic figures to life and shedding new light on the central issues of slavery, race, and equality in Civil War America.
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