One man great enough: Abraham Lincoln's road to Civil War

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Lincoln is the central axis of this story about America's seemingly unstoppable march toward war, the shattering of its political landscape, and its grappling with the moral underpinnings of a republic of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Here are such key events as the Mexican-American War, the Dred Scott Case, westward expansion, the rise of the industrial north, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, and the birth of the Republican Party. And here we meet Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Zachary Taylor, Stephen Douglas, and abolitionists Wendell Phillips, John Brown, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. We see it all through the breathtaking writings of Lincoln himself, detailing his emergence onto the political scene and the evolution of his beliefs about the Union, democracy, slavery, and civil war.

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Grouping Title one man great enough abraham lincolns road to civil war
Grouping Author waugh john c
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display_description From the author of The Class of 1846: "A swift-paced narrative of Lincoln's pre-presidential life." -The Washington Post Book World The award-winning historian John C. Waugh takes us on Lincoln's road to the Civil War. From Lincoln's first public rejection of slavery to his secret arrival in the capital, from his stunning debates with Stephen Douglas to his more contemplative moments, Waugh shows us America as Lincoln saw it and as Lincoln described it. Much of this wonderful story is told by Lincoln himself, detailing through his own writing his emergence onto the political scene and the evolution of his beliefs about the Union, the Constitution, democracy, slavery, and the buildup to the Civil War. In this acclaimed biography, Waugh brings us ever closer to understanding this mysterious, complicated, and truly great man.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Illinois -- Politics and government -- To 1865, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Childhood and youth, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Political and social views, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Political career before 1861, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes, United States -- Politics and government -- 1837-1841, United States -- Politics and government -- 1841-1845, United States -- Politics and government -- 1845-1861
title_display One man great enough : Abraham Lincoln's road to Civil War
title_full One man great enough : Abraham Lincoln's road to Civil War [electronic resource] / John C. Waugh
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title_sub Abraham Lincoln's road to Civil War
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