Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1859-1865

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With over 100,000 copies in print, here, with a new jacket for Lincoln's bicentennial, is the second volume in The Library of America's acclaimed, comprehensive edition of Lincoln's writings, featuring over 550 speeches, messages, proclamations, letters, and other writings recording the words and deeds with which he defended, preserved, and redefined the Union. It includes the full texts of the Gettysburg Address and the First and Second Inaugurals, as well as a detailed chronology of Lincoln's life and helpful ...
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Overview

With over 100,000 copies in print, here, with a new jacket for Lincoln's bicentennial, is the second volume in The Library of America's acclaimed, comprehensive edition of Lincoln's writings, featuring over 550 speeches, messages, proclamations, letters, and other writings recording the words and deeds with which he defended, preserved, and redefined the Union. It includes the full texts of the Gettysburg Address and the First and Second Inaugurals, as well as a detailed chronology of Lincoln's life and helpful explanatory notes prepared by the late Lincoln scholar Don E. Fehrenbacher.
??The companion volume, also available in a bicentennial edition, is Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832-1858.

"The fullest and most reliable collection of Lincoln's writings ever published." —The New Republic
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598530384
  • Publisher: Library of America, The
  • Publication date: 1/8/2009
  • Pages: 788
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author

DON E. FEHRENBACHER (1920-1997), whom the historian George Fredrickson called “the foremost Lincoln scholar of his generation,” was professor of history at Stanford University and the author of several books, including Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850's, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics, and Lincoln in Text and Context. Shortly before his death, he was awarded the 1997 Lincoln Prize, the nation's highest annual award for Civil War studies.
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