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Read online Speeches and Writings, 1832-1858.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Speeches and Writings, 1832-1858 The library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome enduring volumes featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking longest lasting editions ever made The New Republic Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion Now with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from there is a perfect gift for everyone by Abraham Lincoln, Don E. Fehrenbacher

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Speeches and Writings, 1832-1858
Title:Speeches and Writings, 1832-1858
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Number of Pages:898
Category:History, Non fiction, Politics, Civil war, Biography
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Speeches and Writings, 1859-1865, Emancipation Proclamation, Speeches and Writings, 1832-1858, Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, Great Speeches / Abraham Lincoln: with Historical Notes by John Grafton, The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations, Selected Speeches and Writings, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, The Gettysburg Address
Abraham Lincoln was the greatest writer of the Civil War as well as its greatest political leader His clear beautiful and at times uncompromisingly severe language forever shaped the nation s br understanding of its most terrible conflict This volume along with its companion i Abraham Lincoln Speeches and Writings i comprises the most comprehensive selection ever published Over speeches messages proclamations letters and other writings including the Inaugural and Gettysburg addresses and the moving condolence letter to Mrs Bixby record the words and deeds with which Lincoln defended preserved and redefined the Union, i Also see Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN ACE i br b a href https www goodreads com book show rel nofollow ACE a b br br For someone who claimed he had been educated by littles a little now and a little then Abraham Lincoln displayed a remarkable facility in his use of the written word The simple yet memorable eloquence of his speeches proclamations and personal correspondence is recorded here in a representative collection of documents br This volume contains complete and unabridged the Address Before the Young Men s Lyceum of Springfield Illinois which emphasized a theme Lincoln was to return to repeatedly namely the capacity of a people to govern themselves the House Divided speech at the Republican State Convention in Illinois the First Inaugural Address in which he appealed to the people of an already divided union for sectional harmony the Gettysburg Address a speech delivered at ceremonies dedicating a part of the Gettysburg battlefield as a cemetery the Letter to Mrs Bixby expressing Lincoln s regrets over the wartime deaths of her five sons the Second Inaugural Address March urging a post war nation to bind up its wounds and show charity for all and his Last Public Address April New notes place the speeches and other documents in their respective historical contexts br An invaluable reference for history students this important volume will also fascinate admirers of Abraham Lincoln Americana enthusiasts Civil War buffs and any lover of the finely crafted phrase Includes selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address, Nominated in by the infant Republican party to oppose Stephen A Douglas Abraham Lincoln challenged the incumbent Democratic senator from Illinois to a series of debates This volume contains their masterful arguments as well as two speeches one by each candidate Paving the way for modern debates between political candidates the Lincoln Douglas debates were more than formal discussions between opponents Lincoln lost the election but the speeches brought him to national attention and helped propel him to the Presidency in, Ranging from finely honed legal argument to dry and sometimes savage humor to private correspondence and political rhetoric of unsurpassed grandeur the writings collected in this volume are at once the literary testament of the greatest writer ever to occupy the White House and a documentary history of America in Abraham Lincoln s time They record Lincoln s campaigns for public office the evolution of his stand against slavery his pyrotechnic debates with Stephen Douglas his conduct of the Civil War and the great public utterances of his presidency including the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address br br For the first time the authoritative editions of works by major American novelists poets scholars and essayists collected in the hardcover volumes of The Library of America are being published singly in a series of handsome paperback books A distinguished writer has contributed an introduction for each volume which also includes a chronology of the author s life and career an essay on the text and notes