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Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

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In this landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Eric Foner gives us the definitive history of Abraham 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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From a master historian, the story of Abraham Lincoln's—and the nation's—transformation through the crucible of slavery and emancipation.

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From a master historian, the story of Abraham Lincoln's---and the nation's---transformation through the crucible of slavery and emancipation.

About the Author

Patrick F. McManus has written twelve books and two plays. There are nearly two million copies of his books in print, including his bestselling "They Shoot Canoes Don't They?"; "The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw"; and "A Fine and Pleasant Mystery," He divides his time between Spokane, Washington, and Idaho.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400119608
Author:
Foner, Eric
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Dietz, Norman
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
Historical
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.7 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Slavery
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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From a master historian, the story of Abraham Lincoln's---and the nation's---transformation through the crucible of slavery and emancipation.
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