The life of Abraham Lincoln /

Despite the fact that Abraham Lincoln is widely regarded as one of the most historically significant figures in American politics, many details about his personal life remain shrouded in mystery. In this probing biography, author Henry Ketcham provides a detailed look at Lincoln's life and rise...

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Main Author: Ketcham, Henry.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: [Auckland, N.Z.] : Floating Press, ©2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • The wild west
  • The Lincoln family
  • Early years
  • In Indiana
  • Second journey to New Orleans
  • Desultory employments
  • Entering politics
  • Entering the law
  • On the circuit
  • Social life and marriage
  • The encroachments of slavery
  • The awakening of the lion
  • Two things that Lincoln missed
  • Birth of the Republican Party
  • The battle of the giants
  • Growing audacity of the slave power
  • The backwoodsman and the center of eastern culture
  • The nomination of 1860
  • The election
  • Four long months
  • Journey to Washington
  • The inauguration
  • Lincoln his own president
  • Fort Sumter
  • The outburst of patriotism
  • The war here to stay
  • The darkest hour of the war
  • Lincoln and Frémont
  • Lincoln and McClellan
  • Lincoln and Greeley
  • Emancipation
  • Discouragements
  • New hopes
  • Lincoln and Grant
  • Literary characteristics
  • Second election
  • Close of the war
  • Assassination
  • A nation's sorrow
  • The measure of a man
  • Testimonies.