Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point

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Stackpole Books, 2008 M06 13 - 400 páginas
The pivotal speech that changed the course of Lincoln's career and America's history. Complete examination of the speech, including the full text delivered in 1854 in Peoria, Illinois.

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I ON THE ROAD TO THE SPRINGFIELD SPEECH 1
1
II SPRINGFIELD PEORIA AND BEYOND 37
37
THE CONTEXT 69
69
THE IDEAS AND ARGUMENTS 101
101
V THE ROAD FROM PEORIA 153
153
VI CHALLENGING DRED SCOTT THE SUPREME COURT AND DOUGLAS 189
189
VII PEORIA CHARACTERIZES THE LINCOLN PRESIDENCY 217
217
VIII CODA 257
257
Full Text of Speech at Peoria Illinois 289
289
Acknowledgments 329
329
Milestones in the Lives of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A Douglas 341
341
Notes 352
352
Bibliography 382
382
Index 396
396
Back Cover
413
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IX THE PEORIA SPEECH AND THE HISTORIANS RECORD 269
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Lewis E. Lehrman is dedicated to reviving the teaching of American history in its schools and colleges. Mr. Lehrman has written and lectured widely on American history and economics and has written for publications such as Harper's, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the New York Sun, and Policy Review. He also writes for the Lincoln Institute, which has created award-winning websites on the sixteenth president. With Richard Gilder, Mr. Lehrman built the Gilder Lehrman Collection of original historical manuscripts and documents to teach American history from primary sources, now on deposit for public access at the New-York Historical Society. He was presented the National Humanities Medal at the White House in 2005 for his work in American history and is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Lincoln Forum.

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