Lincoln the Lawyer

Lincoln the Lawyer

by Brian R. Dirck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252076141

ISBN-13: 9780252076145

Pub. Date: 12/12/2008

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

This fascinating history explores Abraham Lincoln's legal career, investigating the origins of his desire to practice law, his legal education, his partnerships with John Stuart, Stephen Logan, and William Herndon, and the maturation of his far-flung practice in the 1840s and 1850s. Brian Dirck also examines Lincoln's clientele, how he charged his clients, and how

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This fascinating history explores Abraham Lincoln's legal career, investigating the origins of his desire to practice law, his legal education, his partnerships with John Stuart, Stephen Logan, and William Herndon, and the maturation of his far-flung practice in the 1840s and 1850s. Brian Dirck also examines Lincoln's clientele, how he charged his clients, and how he addressed judge and jury, as well as his views on legal ethics and the supposition that he never defended a client he knew to be guilty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252076145
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
12/12/2008
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
919,126
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

1 "Great God Almighty" 9

2 The Brethren 33

3 Promissory Notes 54

4 The Energy Men 76

5 The Show 99

6 Death and the Maidens 120

7 Storytelling 138

8 Grease 154

Conclusion 173

Notes 177

Bibliography and Sources 211

Index 221

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