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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln
     

The Writings of Abraham Lincoln

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by Abraham Lincoln, Steven B. Smith
 

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ISBN-10: 030018123X

ISBN-13: 9780300181234

Pub. Date: 05/29/2012

Publisher: Yale University Press

Abraham Lincoln never wrote a book: his ideas are contained in speeches, letters, and various occasional writings. By bringing these works together into a single anthology, this book shows that Lincoln deserves to be counted among the great political philosophers.

In addition to many examples of Lincoln’s writings, this volume includes four interpretive

Overview

Abraham Lincoln never wrote a book: his ideas are contained in speeches, letters, and various occasional writings. By bringing these works together into a single anthology, this book shows that Lincoln deserves to be counted among the great political philosophers.

In addition to many examples of Lincoln’s writings, this volume includes four interpretive essays that will provide an intellectual feast for any reader exploring his complex legacy. Danilo Petranovich looks at Lincoln’s conception of the Union and its radically new focus on purging the nation of the problem of slavery. Ralph Lerner reconsiders Lincoln’s relation to the American framers and in particular his effort to put the Declaration of Independence on a new foundation. Benjamin Kleinerman examines Lincoln’s always controversial views on the scope of executive power during war. And Steven Smith considers the place of religion in Lincoln’s political thought through a close reading of his Second Inaugural Address.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300181234
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Series:
Rethinking the Western Tradition
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
938,392
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction by Steven B. Smith....................xi
Chronology....................xxv
Suggested Readings....................xxviii
Note on the Texts....................xxx
Index....................493

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The writings of Abraham Lincoln; 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 122 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a VERY long book well there is a lot of Volumes It is 3637 pages long or longer thats a lot of pages but it is a good book to look at th egreat things that Abraham Lincoln wrote
taormina-12_12 More than 1 year ago
99 cents to have some of the greatest words of all time down loading to you Nook. How can you not buy it?
WPK73 More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying reading this book. It provides a great insight as to how Lincoln thought and what kind of a man he was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to memorize this and it helped alot!!!! There was only two mistakes but its alright
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Love to read old Abe, all the thoughts of this good man.
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