The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery / Eric Foner
- Foner, Eric, 1943-
- New York : W.W. Norton, 
- Copyright Date:
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- xxi, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
- "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.
- 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.
- 9780393066180 (hardcover)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-406) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Behrend copy: Purchased with funds from the Elizabeth Epp Taft Library Endowment; 2010.
UP-PAT copy: Purchased with funds from the Warren W. Hassler Civil War Era Libraries Collections Endowment; 2010.
- Endowment Note:
- Warren W. Hassler Civil War Era Libraries Collections Endowment
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