Abraham Lincoln: The People's Leader in the Struggle for National Existence (Classic Reprint)

Abraham Lincoln: The People's Leader in the Struggle for National Existence (Classic Reprint)

by George Haven Putnam
     
 

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The twelfth of February, 1909, was the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. In New York, as in other cities and towns throughout the Union, the day was devoted to commemoration exercises, and even in the South, in centres like Atlanta (the capture of which

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Excerpt from Abraham Lincoln: The People's Leader in the Struggle for National Existence

The twelfth of February, 1909, was the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. In New York, as in other cities and towns throughout the Union, the day was devoted to commemoration exercises, and even in the South, in centres like Atlanta (the capture of which in 1864 had indicated the collapse of the cause of the Confederacy), representative Southerners gave their testimony to the life and character of the great American.

The Committee in charge of the commemoration in New York arranged for a series of addresses to be given to the people of the city and it was my privilege to be selected as one of the speakers. It was an indication of the rapid passing away of the generation which had had to do with the events of the War, that the list of orators, forty- six in all, included only four men who had ever seen the hero whose life and character they were describing.

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ISBN-13:
9781331125815
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/10/2015
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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