By Abraham Lincoln

Original 12 months of publication: 1989

Abraham Lincoln measured the promise—and cost—of American freedom in lucid and terribly relocating prose, recognized for its local wit, easy dignity of expressions, and principally American taste. This quantity, with its significant other, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writing 1859–1865, contains the main complete choice ever released. Over 240 speeches, letters, and drafts take Lincoln from rural legislation perform to nationwide prominence, and chart his emergence as an eloquent antislavery suggest and defender of the structure. integrated are the full Lincoln-Douglas debates, maybe the main well-known disagreement in American political history.

Don E. Fehrenbacher (1920–1997), quantity editor, was once professor of historical past at Stanford collage. He was once the writer of a number of books, together with Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln within the 1850’s, The Dred Scott Case: Its value in American legislation and Politics, and Lincoln in textual content and Context.

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