Abraham Lincoln And His Times / Edition 1by George Anastaplo
Pub. Date: 11/28/1999
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Renowned scholar George Anastaplo describes a side of Abraham Lincoln that previous biographers have overlooked: the development and legacy of his legal and constitutional thought. With eloquent insights into Lincoln's intellect and the issues dividing the country he led, Anastaplo describes how the 16th president successfully managed the impossible task of keeping the world's greatest democracy united. Anastaplo also demonstrates Lincoln's continuing and profound influence on modern American society, law, and politics, and he shows readers the lessons this fascinating man can still teach Americans about coping with our own divisive times.
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Table of ContentsChapter 1 The Declaration of Independence: An Introduction Chapter 2 The Declaration of Independence: On Rights and Duties Chapter 3 The Northwest Ordinance Chapter 4 Slavery and the Federal Convention of 1787 Chapter 5 The Common Law and the Organization of Government Chapter 6 Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy in America Chapter 7 John C. Calhoun and Slavery Chapter 8 Southern Illinois' Abraham Lincoln Chapter 9 The Poetry of Abraham Lincoln Chapter 10 The "House Divided" Speech Chapter 11 The Lincoln-Douglas Debates Chapter 12 The First Inaugural Address Chapter 13 The Fourth of July Message to Congress Chapter 14 The Emancipation Proclamation Chapter 15 The Gettysburg Address Chapter 16 The Second Inaugural Address Chapter 17 Abraham Lincoln's Legacies
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN is at once the most popular and elusive of American heroes. As much as we khnow about him-and he has alrready inspired more books than any figure in our history- he remains fundamentally enigmatic:the quintessential common man possessed of uncommon intellectual;the ill educated chid who became the greatest writer among the presidents;the so called simple country lawyer who rose to the heights of the legal profession in his state;the supposedly awkward public speaker who somehow enthralled mostof the audience he addresed. infact he is a man of his words that is what we like about him