Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
     
 

Abraham Lincoln stands out among leaders in American history for more than just his towering six-foot-four height. For more than 3 million slaves, he was the father of freedom, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that eventually led to the end of slavery in the United States. With strength, endurance, and perseverance, he led the country through the most

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Abraham Lincoln stands out among leaders in American history for more than just his towering six-foot-four height. For more than 3 million slaves, he was the father of freedom, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that eventually led to the end of slavery in the United States. With strength, endurance, and perseverance, he led the country through the most tumultuous era it ever experienced. Despite a bloody Civil War, he managed to preserve the Union and bring a wartorn country back together. Growing up on the frontier wilderness, Abe learned at an early age how to survive the worst. As a boy, he lost his mother to milk sickness, and later, his only sister died during childbirth. Without the benefit of a formal education, he managed to become a lawyer, a legislator, and eventually the sixteenth president of the United States. His legacy holds perhaps the most sacred proclamation of all-that all people should be forever free.

From ex-slaves and abolitionists to military leaders and presidents, Leaders of the Civil War Era presents a full picture of some of the most important figures who lived during this tumultuous time in U.S. history. Each volume is a key resource for students and general readers who want to know more about the people who shaped our country into what it is today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604132984
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Leaders of the Civil War Era Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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