Abraham Lincoln: Speeches & Writings Part 1: 1832-1858: Library of America #45

Abraham Lincoln: Speeches & Writings Part 1: 1832-1858: Library of America #45

by Abraham Lincoln
     
 

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Abraham lincoln measured the promise—and cost—of American freedom in lucid and extraordinarily moving prose, famous for its native wit, simple dignity of expressions, and peculiarly American flavor. This volume, with its companion, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writing 1859–1865, comprises the most comprehensive

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Abraham lincoln measured the promise—and cost—of American freedom in lucid and extraordinarily moving prose, famous for its native wit, simple dignity of expressions, and peculiarly American flavor. This volume, with its companion, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writing 1859–1865, comprises the most comprehensive selection ever published. over 240 speeches, letters, and drafts take Lincoln from rural law practice to national prominence, and chart his emergence as an eloquent antislavery advocate and defender of the constitution. included are the complete Lincoln-Douglas debates, perhaps the most famous confrontation in American political history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598531206
Publisher:
Library of America
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Series:
Library of America Series
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
900
Sales rank:
777,970
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Don E. Fehrenbacher (1920–1997), the editor of this volume, was professor of history at Stanford University. He was the author of several books, including Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850'sThe Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics, and Lincoln in Text and Context.

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