Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1999 - 373 páginas
Renowned scholar George Anastaplo describes a side of Abraham Lincoln that previous biographers have overlooked: the development and legacy of his legal and constitutional thought. With eloquent insights into Lincoln's intellect and the issues dividing the country he led, Anastaplo describes how the 16th president successfully managed the impossible task of keeping the world's greatest democracy united. Anastaplo also demonstrates Lincoln's continuing and profound influence on modern American society, law, and politics, and he shows readers the lessons this fascinating man can still teach Americans about coping with our own divisive times.

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Given the number of books on Abraham Lincoln already published, is another justified? Especially when more than half its chapters have been previously published, it raises more questions than it ... Leer comentario completo

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The Declaration of Independence An Introduction
11
The Declaration of Independence On Rights and Duties
31
The Northwest Ordinance
39
Slavery and the Federal Convention of 1787
51
The Common Law and the Organization of Government
69
Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy in America
81
John C Calhoun and Slavery
113
Southern Illinoiss Abraham Lincoln
123
The First Inaugural Address
177
The Fourth of July Message to Congress
185
The Emancipation Proclamation
197
The Gettysburg Address
229
The Second Inaugural Address
243
Abraham Lincolns Legacies
251
Epilogue
257
Notes
263

The Poetry of Abraham Lincoln
135
The House Divided Speech
149
The LincolnDouglas Debates
157
Index
361
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George Anastaplo, author of numerous books, teaches at the University of Chicago, Loyola University, and Dominican University. He lives in Chicago Illinois.

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