The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics
W. W. Norton & Company, 2011 M02 7 - 352 páginas
"A great American tale told with a deft historical eye, painstaking analysis, and a supple clarity of writing.”—Jean Baker“My husband considered you a dear friend,” Mary Todd Lincoln wrote to Frederick Douglass in the weeks after Lincoln’s assassination. The frontier lawyer and the former slave, the cautious politician and the fiery reformer, the President and the most famous black man in America—their lives traced different paths that finally met in the bloody landscape of secession, Civil War, and emancipation. Opponents at first, they gradually became allies, each influenced by and attracted to the other. Their three meetings in the White House signaled a profound shift in the direction of the Civil War, and in the fate of the United States. James Oakes has written a masterful narrative history, bringing two iconic figures to life and shedding new light on the central issues of slavery, race, and equality in Civil War America.
The Radical and the Republican should be read by all people who wish to
understand reform and the nature of change in the Civil War era and the two men
who played such indispensable roles in emancipating not only the slaves but
much of ...
He eventually took the radical position on emancipation, the radical position on
black troops, and in the end he moved toward a radical position on equal rights.
Lincoln overthrew his lifelong conviction that the Constitution protected slavery in
But throughout the 1850s Smith remained faithful to strictly radical abolitionist
parties even as a major party took up antislavery as its leading cause. Smith's
repeated runs for the presidency thus put Douglass in something of a bind. He
felt a ...
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Actually quite good, if a bit repetitive and in some place contradictory. Oakes clearly lays out Lincoln's longstanding opposition to slavery, as opposed to his abolition-by-convenience reputation ... Leer comentario completo
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Mr Oakes concludes this book with denial of writing a "dual biography." Despite this claim, the insight he provides with investigation of each man's words, Mr Oakes paints two near biographical ... Leer comentario completo
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