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Abraham Lincoln. A Biography by Lord Charnwood, Peter W. Schramm

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By Lord Charnwood, Peter W. Schramm

No different narrative account of Abraham Lincoln's existence has encouraged such frequent and lasting acclaim as Charnwood's Abraham Lincoln: A Biography. Written by means of a local of britain and initially released in 1916, the biography is an extraordinary mixture of lovely prose and profound old perception. Charnwood's learn of Lincoln's statesmanship brought generations of american citizens to the existence and politics of Lincoln and the author's observations are so entire and well-supported that any severe research of Lincoln needs to reply to his conclusions.

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P. cm. Originally published: 1st American ed. New York: H. , 1916. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Lincoln, Abraham, 1809–1865. 2. Presidents—United States—Biography. I. Title. 48–1984. Manufactured in the United States of America. CONTENTS INTRODUCTION by Peter W. Schramm I. BOYHOOD OF LINCOLN II. THE GROWTH OF THE AMERICAN NATION 1. The Formation of a National Government 2. Territorial Expansion 3. The Growth of the Practice and Traditions of the Union Government 4. The Missouri Compromise 5.

This new principle, as articulated by Douglas in defense of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, no longer took a moral stance against slavery. Douglas argued that slavery may be voted “up or down” by the people in the territories interested in forming new states. Further, he said that he didn’t care whether slavery was voted up or down, that slavery was not a moral issue. ” And this principle he deemed to be the essence of American democracy. Although the Kansas-Nebraska Act was controversial, many saw it as a great compromise between the position that slavery was a moral wrong, and the by then well-articulated Southern position (set forth by John C.

Everybody has insisted from the first how little Abraham took after his father, but more than one of the traits attributed to Thomas will certainly reappear. Abraham, as a man, when for once he spoke of his mother, whom he very seldom mentioned, spoke with intense feeling for her motherly care. ” It pleased him in this talk to explain by inheritance from her the mental qualities which distinguished him from the house of Lincoln, and from others of the house of Hanks. She was, he said, the illegitimate daughter of a Virginian gentleman, whose name he did not know, but from whom as he guessed the peculiar gifts, of which he could not fail to be conscious, were derived.

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