The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Cosimo, Inc., 2008 M01 1 - 444 páginas
She is remembered today as a muckraking journalist, author of such blockbuster exposes as 1904's The History of the Standard Oil Company, which actually contributed to the corporation's breakup in 1911. But in this 1900 work, as charming as it is important, American author IDA MINERVA TARBELL (1857-1944) shows a softer side as she traces, with a laudatory and admiring spirit, the development of the character and morals of Abraham Lincoln. Begun as a project by McClure's Magazine to collect and preserve the reminiscences of friends and acquaintances of Abraham Lincoln while they were still alive, the project grew into a series of articles for the periodical, and then finally this two-volume spiritual biography of the great man, which draws on firsthand memories and other material, including original sources such speeches, letters, and telegrams. Volume I covers Lincoln's life from before he was even born, with the origins of the Lincoln family back to the early 17th century, through his education, his service in the Black Hawk War, his early dabblings in politics, his experiences and attitudes as a lawyer, and the presidential campaign of 1860.
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The death of Abraham Lincoln was saddest for the youngest of the children, a lad
of ten years at the time, named Thomas, for it turned him adrift to become a "
wandering laboring-boy " before he had learned even to read. Thomas seems
not to ...
This fact is of importance, proving as it does that Thomas Lincoln was not the
altogether shiftless man he has been pictured. Certainly he must have been
above the grade of the ordinary country boy, to have had the energy and
ambition to ...
years had brought great improvements, but the majority of the population still
lived in log cabins, so that the home of Thomas Lincoln was as good as most of
his neighbors. Little is known of his position in Elizabethtown, though we have
Dr. Graham, than whom there is no better authority on the life of that day, and
who knew Thomas Lincoln well, declares energetically that "It is all stuff about
Tom Lincoln keeping his wife in an open shed in a winter. The Lincolns had a
cow and ...
Jesse Head, the minister who married Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks, talked
freely and boldly against slavery; and one of their old friends, Christopher
Columbus Graham, the man who wa9 present at their wedding, says : "Tom and
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