Physical description xxiii, p. Series Bedford series in history and culture. A Unknown E Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Contributor Johnson, Michael P.
Lincoln on the Civil War
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. A deeper look at the documents contained in this book shows that he had slightly different messages for different groups of people. A true politician Lincoln knew he didn't have to say the same things to every audience, there was no 24 hours news cycle, no twitter, no way to make sure his story was always the same, and it wasn't. Some people might hate me for saying this, but honestly this was so dry and boring. I had such a hard time getting through this book.
And I know I'm not the only one. Many of my friends and peers felt the same way. I'm sorry to say that this book was very disappointing. Jan 08, Eric added it. This is an excellent book to own. If you want to know what Lincoln thought, and his views on Black Americans Jul 29, Tom Mackie added it Shelves: The collection, though not complete is very illustrative of the more recent challenges to the image of Lincoln as a white racist.
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This collection reprints the speeches in their entirety and covers the years to Known in the book trade as a Keepsake Edition, the cover is attractive and the binding is firm.
Both inaugural speeches and the Gettysburg Address are included. Lincoln recounts with sorrow the passing of the Revolutionary generation and pledges to follow their teachings and examples by relying on 'cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason'. The Cooper Union Address elevated Lincoln to national prominence in the minds of the eastern Republicans.
This speech is essential because it is a legal brief directed toward the relationship between the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and slavery. The January 1, Emancipation Proclamation is not a speech but is included.
The document leaves no doubt that Lincoln issued the proclamation as the commander-in-chief who invoked the judgment of mankind and the favor of Almighty God. The collection concludes with the Reconstruction speech of April 11, , which peaked the ire of J.
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