Back in print after more than ten years, this unique book brings together 141 speeches, speech excerpts, letters, fragments, and other writings by Lincoln on the theme of democracy. Selected by leading historians, the writings include such standards as the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, but also such little-seen writings as a letter assuring a general that the President felt safe - drafted just three days before Lincoln's assassination. In this richly annotated anthology, the writings are grouped thematically into seven sections that cover politics, slavery, the union, democracy, liberty, the nation divided, and the American dream. The introductions are by well-known historians: Gabor Borritt, William E. Gienapp, Charles B. Strozier, Richard Nelson Current, James M. McPherson, Mark E. Neely, Jr., and Hans L. Trefousse. In addition, each section's title page displays a photograph of Lincoln from the time period covered in that section, with a paragraph describing the source and the occasion for which the photograph was made.
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Everything the Great Emancipator had to say on the subject of democracy, illuminated by essays from the nation's foremost Civil War historians.About the Author:
Mario M. Cuomo is the former Governor of New York. His most recent book is Why Lincoln Matters: Now More than Ever. Harold Holzer is a leading expert on Abraham Lincoln. His most recent book for Fordham was The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This anthology of Lincoln's speeches, writings and conversations is the first to bring together the 16th president's views on liberty, freedom, equality, and self-determination. It documents the development of this extraordinary leader and his ideas as he evolved from local office-seeker into the author of the Gettysburg Address. Illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_006039126X
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