Abraham Lincoln: A Biography by Lord Charnwood, Peter W. Schramm

By Lord Charnwood, Peter W. Schramm

No different narrative account of Abraham Lincoln's existence has encouraged such common and lasting acclaim as Charnwood's Abraham Lincoln: A Biography. Written through a local of britain and initially released in 1916, the biography is a unprecedented mixture of gorgeous prose and profound old perception. Charnwood's examine of Lincoln's statesmanship brought generations of american citizens to the existence and politics of Lincoln and the author's observations are so accomplished and well-supported that any critical learn of Lincoln needs to reply to his conclusions.

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He ran unsuccessfully for the Illinois General Assembly in 1832 and was elected in 1834. He was re-elected three times. He was an avowed Henry Clay man and a Whig. He was elected to Congress in 1846, where he served just one term, because of an agreement he had made with fellow Whigs to rotate candidacies. Between 1849 and 1854 his interests were more focused on his law career than ever before. Then something very important happened that raised to a new level his participation in national politics.

Above all she encouraged him in his early studies, to which a fretful housewife could have opposed such terrible obstacles. She lived to hope that he might not be elected President for fear that enemies should kill him, and she lived to have her fear fulfilled. His affectionate care over her continued to the end. She lived latterly with her son John Johnston. Abraham’s later letters to this companion of his youth deserve to be looked up in the eight large volumes called his Works, for it is hard to see how a man could speak or act better to an impecunious friend who would not face his own troubles squarely.

THE RISE OF LINCOLN 1. Lincoln’s Return to Public Life 2. The Principles and the Oratory of Lincoln 3. Lincoln against Douglas 4. John Brown 5. The Election of Lincoln VI. SECESSION 1. The Case of the South against the Union 2. The Progress of Secession 3. The Inauguration of Lincoln 4. The Outbreak of War VII. THE CONDITIONS OF THE WAR VIII. THE OPENING OF THE WAR AND LINCOLN’S ADMINISTRATION 1. Preliminary Stages 2. Bull Run 3. Lincoln’s Administration Generally 4. Foreign Policy and England 5.

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