Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting For / Edition 1

Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting For / Edition 1

by James A. Rawley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803289944

ISBN-13: 9780803289949

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press


The many sides of Abraham Lincoln—war leader, humorist, commander in chief, politician, and emancipator—are vividly depicted in this concise and fresh look at his presidential years. Pivotal events, decisions, and issues in Lincoln’s private and public life are scrutinized and explained clearly by noted historian James A. Rawley. During an…  See more details below

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The many sides of Abraham Lincoln—war leader, humorist, commander in chief, politician, and emancipator—are vividly depicted in this concise and fresh look at his presidential years. Pivotal events, decisions, and issues in Lincoln’s private and public life are scrutinized and explained clearly by noted historian James A. Rawley. During an innovative yet bloody era marked by mass communication, unheard-of national recognition and media attention, and the increasingly destructive uses of technology to wage war, Lincoln did all that he could to preserve the nation as a whole. Principles underpinning Lincoln’s actions and motivations as administrator and war leader included an abiding spirit of nationalism, which contrasted with the forces driving his immediate predecessors, and the encompassing power conferred upon him as commander in chief in wartime. Accessible and informative, Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting For is an engaging and valuable introduction to the career of one of our most memorable presidents.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803289949
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
0.54(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the New Editionvii
Introduction and Acknowledgmentsxi
Brief Chronologyxiv
1The Path to the Presidency1
2"The Union is Perpetual"35
3"We Know How to Save the Union": Congress and the Commander-in-Chief62
4The War Enters Its Second Year90
5"There Are Those Who Are Dissatisfied with Me."113
6"From These Honored Dead": Fredericksburg through Gettysburg138
7"The Signs Look Better": Reconstruction, Relentlessness, and Reelection164
8"With Malice toward None"199
Conclusion222
Bibliographical Essay230
Index235
Maps
The Eastern Theater136
The Western Theater137

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