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One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln's Road to Civil War

Date

2015

Authors

John C. Waugh

Abstract

From Lincoln's first public rejection of slavery to his secret arrival in the capital, from his stunning debates with Stephen Douglas to his contemplative moments considering the state of the country he loved, Waugh shows us America as Lincoln saw it and as Lincoln described it. Much of this wonderful story is told by Lincoln himself, detailing through his own writing his emergence onto the political scene and the evolution of his beliefs about the Union, the Constitution, democracy, slavery, and civil war. Waugh brings Lincoln’s path into new relief by letting the great man tell his own story, at a depth that brings us ever closer to understanding this mysterious, complicated, truly great man.

Number of pages

479

Place published

Orlando, FL

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Keywords

Union, Constitution, Democracy, Slavery, Civil War

Content types

Past policies

Target groups

Policymakers and Public awareness

Geographical focuses

United States

Spheres of activity

Anthropology, Cultural and ethnic studies, Geography, History, Law, Philosophy, Political science, and Demography

Languages

English