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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With this varied river life Abraham Lincoln first came into contact as a ferryman
and boatman, when in 1826 he spent several months as a ferryman at the mouth
of Anderson creek, where it joins the Ohio. This experience suggested new ...
CHAPTER V LINCOLN SECURES A POSITION — HE STUDIES GRAMMAR-
FIRST APPEARANCE IN POLITICS The month in New Orleans passed swiftly,
and in June, 1831, Lincoln and his companions took passage up the river. He did
United States — was convinced that the future of the country depended on the
opening of canals and railroads, and the clearing out of the rivers. In the
Sangamon country the population felt that a quick way of getting to Beardstown
on the ...
Of all parts of this river, none will require so much labor in proportion to make it
navigable as the last thirty or thirty-five miles; and going with the meanderings of
the channel, when we are this distance above its mouth we are only between ...
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