The fiery trial: Abraham Lincoln and American slavery

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2010.
Language:
English
Description
In this landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Eric Foner gives us the definitive history of Abraham Lincoln and the end of slavery in America. Foner begins with Lincoln's youth in Indiana and Illinois and follows the trajectory of his career across an increasingly tense and shifting political terrain from Illinois to Washington, D.C. Although "naturally anti-slavery" for as long as he can remember, Lincoln scrupulously holds to the position that the Constitution protects the institution in the original slave states. But the political landscape is transformed in 1854 when the Kansas-Nebraska Act makes the expansion of slavery a national issue. A man of considered words and deliberate actions, Lincoln navigates the dynamic politics deftly, taking measured steps, often along a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party. Lincoln rises to leadership in the new Republican Party by calibrating his politics to the broadest possible antislavery coalition. As president of a divided nation and commander in chief at war, displaying a similar compound of pragmatism and principle, Lincoln finally embraces what he calls the Civil War's "fundamental and astounding" result: the immediate, uncompensated abolition of slavery and recognition of blacks as American citizens. Foner's Lincoln emerges as a leader, one whose greatness lies in his capacity for moral and political growth through real engagement with allies and critics alike. This powerful work will transform our understanding of the nation's greatest president and the issue that mattered most.
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780393066180
9781400199600
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID ad958c0b-255c-12ef-9e60-71190d30236a
full_title fiery trial abraham lincoln and american slavery
author foner eric
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-11-17 04:52:57AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Eric Foner
author2-role hoopla digital.
author_display Foner, Eric
available_at_arlington Aurora Hills
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction, hoopla
display_description In this landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Eric Foner gives us the definitive history of Abraham Lincoln and the end of slavery in America. Foner begins with Lincoln's youth in Indiana and Illinois and follows the trajectory of his career across an increasingly tense and shifting political terrain from Illinois to Washington, D.C. Although "naturally anti-slavery" for as long as he can remember, Lincoln scrupulously holds to the position that the Constitution protects the institution in the original slave states. But the political landscape is transformed in 1854 when the Kansas-Nebraska Act makes the expansion of slavery a national issue.A man of considered words and deliberate actions, Lincoln navigates the dynamic politics deftly, taking measured steps, often along a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party. Lincoln rises to leadership in the new Republican Party by calibrating his politics to the broadest possible antislavery coalition. As president of a divided nation and commander in chief at war, displaying a similar compound of pragmatism and principle, Lincoln finally embraces what he calls the Civil War's "fundamental and astounding" result: the immediate, uncompensated abolition of slavery and recognition of blacks as American citizens.Foner's Lincoln emerges as a leader, one whose greatness lies in his capacity for moral and political growth through real engagement with allies and critics alike. This powerful work will transform our understanding of the nation's greatest president and the issue that mattered most.
format_arlington Book, eAudio, eAudiobook
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
id ad958c0b-255c-12ef-9e60-71190d30236a
isbn 9780393066180, 9781400199600
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b14955982||hoopla|Online|eAudio|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10757216||Available Online||qanea||, ils:.b13137931|.i14921121|Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction|973.7092 FONER|||1|false|false|||||Due Nov 25, 2017|Oct 28, 2017|aan||, ils:.b13137931|.i14921133|Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction|973.7092 FONER|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Nov 08, 2017|aan||, overdrive:19661cd8-aff5-4588-a86d-751e98fbe874|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||
itype_arlington , Hardback, eCollection
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 973.7092 FONER, Online, Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online
owning_location_arlington Aurora Hills
primary_isbn 9780393066180
publishDate 2010
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b14955982|eAudio|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2010|1 online resource (1 audio file (1080 min.)) : digital., ils:.b13137931|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|W.W. Norton,|2010.|xxi, 426 p., [16] p. of plates : 24 cm., overdrive:19661cd8-aff5-4588-a86d-751e98fbe874|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media|2010|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b14955982||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||, ils:.b13137931|.i14921121|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true|999|||, ils:.b13137931|.i14921133|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||, overdrive:19661cd8-aff5-4588-a86d-751e98fbe874|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States
title_display The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery
title_full The Fiery Trial Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery / Eric Foner, The fiery trial [electronic resource - digital audiobook] Abraham Lincoln and American slavery / Eric Foner
title_short The fiery trial :
title_sub Abraham Lincoln and American slavery
topic_facet History, Nonfiction