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The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery / Eric Foner.

Authors: Foner, Eric. 1943-
Call number: 973.7 FON
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2010.
Publication date: c2010.
Subject: Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Views on slavery.
Title: The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery / Eric Foner.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: xxi, 426 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents note: "I am naturally anti-slavery" : young Abraham Lincoln and slavery -- "Always a Whig" : Lincoln, the law, and the second party system -- "The monstrous injustice" : becoming a republican -- "A house divided" : slavery and race in the late 1850s -- "The only substantial difference" : secession and Civil War -- "I must have Kentucky" : the border strategy -- "Forever free" : the coming of emancipation -- "A new birth of freedom" : securing emancipation -- "A fitting, and necessary conclusion" : abolition, reelection, and the challenge of reconstruction -- "Every drop of blood" : the meaning of the war.
Summary note: In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for moral and political growth.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-406) and index.
ISBN: 9780393066180 (hardcover)
0393066185 (hardcover)
LCCN: 2010023425
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