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The Resource Redeeming the great emancipator, Allen C. Guelzo

Redeeming the great emancipator, Allen C. Guelzo

Label
Redeeming the great emancipator
Title
Redeeming the great emancipator
Statement of responsibility
Allen C. Guelzo
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The larger-than-life image Abraham Lincoln projects across the screen of American history owes much to his role as the Great Emancipator during the Civil War. Yet this noble aspect of Lincoln's identity is precisely the dimension that some historians have cast into doubt. In a vigorous defense of America's sixteenth president, award-winning historian and Lincoln scholar Allen Guelzo refutes accusations of Lincoln's racism and political opportunism, while candidly probing the follies of contemporary cynicism and the constraints of today's unexamined faith in the liberating powers of individual autonomy. Redeeming the Great Emancipator enumerates Lincoln's anti-slavery credentials, showing that a deeply held belief in the God-given rights of all people steeled the president in his commitment to emancipation and his hope for racial reconciliation. Emancipation did not achieve complete freedom for American slaves, nor was Lincoln entirely above some of the racial prejudices of his time. Nevertheless, his conscience and moral convictions far outweighed political calculations in ultimately securing freedom for black Americans. Guelzo clarifies the historical record concerning what the Emancipation Proclamation did and did not accomplish. As a policy it was imperfect, but it was far from ineffectual, as some accounts of African American self-emancipation imply. To achieve liberation required interdependence across barriers of race and status. If we fail to recognize our debt to the sacrifices and ingenuity of all the brave men and women of the past, Guelzo says, then we deny a precious part of the American and, indeed, the human community
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guelzo, Allen C
Dewey number
973.7092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.G886 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Nathan I. Huggins lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Slaves
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • United States
Label
Redeeming the great emancipator, Allen C. Guelzo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The unwanting of Abraham Lincoln -- The antislavery world of Abraham Lincoln -- Lincoln's God and emancipation
Control code
ocn906121656
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xv, 189 pages
Isbn
9780674286115
Lccn
2015017376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025727799
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o906121656
  • (OCoLC)906121656
Label
Redeeming the great emancipator, Allen C. Guelzo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The unwanting of Abraham Lincoln -- The antislavery world of Abraham Lincoln -- Lincoln's God and emancipation
Control code
ocn906121656
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xv, 189 pages
Isbn
9780674286115
Lccn
2015017376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025727799
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o906121656
  • (OCoLC)906121656

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