The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery / Eric Foner.
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.
- 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., 
- Copyright: ©2010
|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.
Pulitzer Prize for history, 2011.
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|Subject:||Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Views on slavery.
Enslaved persons > Emancipation > United States
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