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This edition published in by Pearson/Longman in Harlow [England].

Written in English

352 pages

An original and deeply insightful biography of Abraham Lincoln, already awarded the prestigious Lincoln Prize.As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. But the story of his rise to greatness is as complex as it is compelling. In this superb biography, the highly regarded Oxford University historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln both in his dramatic political journey and in his nation-shaping White House years. Through his groundbreaking research, Carwardine probes the sources of Lincoln's moral and political philosophy. We see how, while pursuing office, Lincoln drew strength from public opinion and the machinery of his party. We see him, as a wartime president, recognizing the limits as well as the possibilities of power, and the necessity of looking for support beyond his own administration. We see how he turned to the churches, to their humanitarian agencies, and to the volunteer Union Army for allies in his struggle to end slavery.In illuminating the political talents that went hand in hand with large and serious moral purpose, Carwardine gives us a fresh, important portrait of the incomparable Abraham Lincoln.From the Hardcover edition.

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An original and deeply insightful biography of Abraham Lincoln, already awarded the prestigious Lincoln Prize.As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. But the story of his rise to greatness is as complex as it is compelling. In this superb biography, the highly regarded Oxford University historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln both in his dramatic political journey and in his nation-shaping White House years. Through his groundbreaking research, Carwardine probes the sources of Lincoln's moral and political philosophy. We see how, while pursuing office, Lincoln drew strength from public opinion and the machinery of his party. We see him, as a wartime president, recognizing the limits as well as the possibilities of power, and the necessity of looking for support beyond his own administration. We see how he turned to the churches, to their humanitarian agencies, and to the volunteer Union Army for allies in his struggle to end slavery.In illuminating the political talents that went hand in hand with large and serious moral purpose, Carwardine gives us a fresh, important portrait of the incomparable Abraham Lincoln.From the Hardcover edition.

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Dewey 973.7/092, B

Lincoln

This edition published in by Pearson/Longman in Harlow [England].


Table of Contents

1. Inner power : Lincoln's ambition and political vision, 1809-54
Ambition
Political vision
Moral crisis : 1854
The religious roots of moral power
2. The power of opinion : Lincoln : the Illinois public and the new political order, 1854-58
Lincoln, democratic politics and public opinion
Illinois public opinion and the anti-Nebraska fusion movement
The senatorial campaign of 1858
3. The power of party : winning the presidency, 1858-60
Presidential ambition : Lincoln, his party and the road to the Decatur convention
The Republican presidential nomination
The 1860 presidential campaign : the power of a righteous party
4. Confronting the limits of power : from president-elect to war president, 1860-61
In the antechamber to power : holding the party line
From Springfield to Sumter : building a united front
Strategies for 'a people's war'
'What shall I do? The people are impatient...'
5. The purposes of power : evolving objectives, 1861-65
Reading the public
'Every indispensable means' : toward the Emancipation Proclamation
Faith and purposes
Faithfulness of purpose : emancipation, reconstruction and black citizenship
6. The instruments of power : coercion and voluntary mobilization, 1861-65
Coercion, repression and executive power
Popular mobilization : the 'power of the right word' and the agency of party
Popular mobilization : churches and philanthropic organizations
The Union army as a moral force
The election of 1864 : 'the second birth of our nation'.
7. Conclusion : power in death
Chronology of Lincoln's life.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 320-329) and index.
"Winner of the 2004 Lincoln Prize"--Cover.

Series
Profiles in power, Profiles in power (London, England)
Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973.7/092, B
Library of Congress
E457 .C43 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination
xviii, 352 p. ;
Number of pages
352

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3344814M
ISBN 10
0582032792
LC Control Number
2004351220
OCLC/WorldCat
51108616
Goodreads
3536621

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