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

Foner, Eric, 1943- (Author).


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.

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  • ISBN: 9780393066180
  • ISBN: 0393066185
  • Physical Description: xxi, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., [2010]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-406) and index.
Formatted 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.
Awards Note:
Pulitzer Prize for history, 2011.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Views on slavery.
Enslaved persons > Emancipation > United States

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at York County Libraries.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Glatfelter Memorial Library Adults 973.7 FON Nonfiction (Text) 34216000659583 Adult Area Available -
Kaltreider-Benfer Library Adults 973.7 FON Nonfiction (Text) 34002001320429 Adult Area Available -
Martin Library Adults 973.7 FON Life Times (Text) 33454004402368 2nd Floor Available -

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