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The Resource The political life of Abraham Lincoln, Sidney Blumenthal

The political life of Abraham Lincoln, Sidney Blumenthal

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The political life of Abraham Lincoln
Title
The political life of Abraham Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
Sidney Blumenthal
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius--from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. The first volume traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as 'a slave,' to his emergence as the man we recognize as Abraham Lincoln. From his youth as a 'newsboy,' a voracious newspaper reader, Lincoln became a free thinker, reading Tom Paine, as well as Shakespeare and the Bible, and studying Euclid to sharpen his arguments as a lawyer. Lincoln's anti-slavery thinking began in his childhood amidst the Primitive Baptist antislavery dissidents in backwoods Kentucky and Indiana, the roots of his repudiation of Southern Christian pro-slavery theology. Intensely ambitious, he held political aspirations from his earliest years. Obsessed with Stephen Douglas, his political rival, he battled him for decades. Successful as a circuit lawyer, Lincoln built his team of loyalists. Blumenthal reveals how Douglas and Jefferson Davis acting together made possible Lincoln's rise. Blumenthal describes a socially awkward suitor who had a nervous breakdown over his inability to deal with the opposite sex. His marriage to the upper class Mary Todd was crucial to his social aspirations and his political career. Blumenthal portrays Mary as an asset to her husband, a rare woman of her day with strong political opinions. He discloses the impact on Lincoln's anti-slavery convictions when handling his wife's legal case to recover her father's fortune in which he discovered her cousin was a slave. Blumenthal's robust portrayal is based on prodigious research of Lincoln's record and of the period and its main players. It reflects both Lincoln's time and the struggle that consumes our own political debate"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1948-
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Blumenthal, Sidney
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E457
LC item number
.B74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Series statement
The political life of Abraham Lincoln
Series volume
[volume 1]
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Lawyers
  • United States
  • Illinois
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • Lawyers
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
  • United States
Label
The political life of Abraham Lincoln, Sidney Blumenthal
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
  • Volume 1, 1809-1849.
  • A self made man
  • Volume 2, 1849-1856.
  • Wrestling with his angel
Control code
ocn883146704
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
4 volumes
Isbn
9781476777269
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : trade paper)
Lccn
2015027339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476777252
  • (OCoLC)883146704
Label
The political life of Abraham Lincoln, Sidney Blumenthal
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
  • Volume 1, 1809-1849.
  • A self made man
  • Volume 2, 1849-1856.
  • Wrestling with his angel
Control code
ocn883146704
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
4 volumes
Isbn
9781476777269
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : trade paper)
Lccn
2015027339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781476777252
  • (OCoLC)883146704

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