Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War Selected Writing and Speeches

ISBN-10: 0312558139

ISBN-13: 9780312558130

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

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This collection, skillfully edited by Michael P. Johnson, offers students the essential Lincoln in a brief and accessible format that makes this a must-assign edition for courses covering the antebellum period, slavery, and the Civil War. From famous documents like the Lincoln-Douglas debates and the second inaugural address to crucial memoranda and letters, it reveals the development of Lincoln's views on all the critical issues of the day, including free labor, antebellum politics and the Republican party, slavery, secession, the Civil War, and emancipation. Significantly streamlined for the second edition to a more student-friendly length, the volume retains its successful format: documents are organized thematically and chronologically, with editorial headnotes that provide just enough context for students to understand the significance of each selection. In addition to Johnson's widely praised biographical introduction, a chronology, maps and pictures, questions for consideration, selected bibliography, and a comprehensive index all enhance students' understanding of this crucial period -- and this crucial figure -- in U.S. history.
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List price: $20.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

MICHAEL P. JOHNSON is Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Women's Studies, and African and African American Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

Foreword
Preface
A Note about the Text
List of Maps and Illustrations
Introduction
Becoming a Republican
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
Speech on the Kansas-Nebraska Act at Peori , Illinois, October 16, 1854
Justifications of Slavery
Fragment on Slavery, possibly 1854
�Where I Now Stand�
Letter to Joshua F. Speed, August 24, 1855
The Dred Scott Decision
Speech on the Dred Scott Decision, June 26, 1857
Leading the Republican Party
A House Divided
�House Divided� Speech, June 16, 1858
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
First Lincoln-Douglas Debate, August 21, 1858
Fourth Lincoln-Douglas Debate, September 18, 1858
Fifth Lincoln-Douglas Debate, October 7, 1858
Sixth Lincoln-Douglas Debate, October 13, 1858
Seventh Lincoln-Douglas Debate, October 15, 1858
The 1860 Campaign for President
Address at Cooper Institute, February 27, 1860
From Secession to War
The limits of Compromise
Letter to Lyman Trumbull, December 10, 1860
Letter to John A. Gilmer, December 15, 1860
Letter to Alexander H. Stephens, December 22, 1860
Inauguration as President
First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861
A War to Save the Union
Message to Congress in Special Session, July 4, 1861
War in Earnest
Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861
Marching South
�Delay Is Ruining Us�
President's General War Order No. 1, January 27, 1862
The Peninsula Campaign
Letter to George B. McClellan, February 3, 1862
Letter to George B. McClellan, April 9, 1862
Letter to George B. McClellan, June 28, 1862
Letter to Secretary of State William H. Seward, June 28, 1862
The Second Battle of Bull Run and Antietam
Meditation on Divine Will, September 2, 1862?
Letter to George B. McClellan, October 13, 1862
Home-Front Politics
Proclamation Suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus, September 24, 1862
Letter to Carl Schurz, November 24, 1862
Toward Emancipation
Reassuring Loyal Southerners
Letter to Orville H. Browning, September 22, 1861
Message to Congress, March 6, 1862
Appeal to Border-State Representatives to Favor Compensated Emancipation, July 12, 1862
Address on Colonization to a Delegation of Black Americans, August 14, 1862
Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862
Announcing Emancipation
Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, September 22, 1862
Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862
Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863
A War for Freedom and Union
Emancipation and Black Soldiers
Letter to Ulysses S. Grant, August 9, 1863
Order of Retaliation, July 30, 1863
Letter to Salmon P. Chase, September 2, 1863
The Decisive Summer of 1863
Letter to Joseph Hooker, January 26, 1863
Letter to Ulysses S. Grant, July 13, 1863
Letter to George G. Meade, July 14, 1863
Politics of War and Freedom
Letter to James C. Conkling, August 26, 1863
The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863
Defending a New Birth of Freedom
War without End
Letter to Ulysses S. Grant, April 30, 1864
Planning Reconstruction
Letter to Nathaniel P. Banks, August 5, 1863
Annual Message to Congress, December 8, 1863
Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, December 8, 1863
Letter to Michael Hahn, March 13, 1864
The Political Campaign for Union, Freedom, and War
Remarks at Closing of Sanitary Fair, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1864
Letter to Albert G. Hodges, April 4, 1864
Interview with Alexander W. Randall and Joseph T. Mills, August 19, 1864
Memorandum concerning Lincoln's Probable Failure of Re-election, August 23, 1864
Glorious Victories
A Vote for Union, Freedom, and War?
Response to a Crowd of Supporters, November 10, 1864
Letter to Lydia Bixby, November 21, 1864
�To Finish the Work We Are In�
The War Continues
Annual Message to Congress, December 6, 1864
Letter to William T. Sherman, December 26, 1864
Letter to Ulysses S. Grant, January 19, 1865
Toward Peace and Freedom
Letter to William H. Seward, January 31, 1865
Letter to Ulysses S. Grant, March 3, 1865
Resolution Submitting the Thirteenth Amendment to the States, February 1, 1865
Message to the Senate and House of Representatives, February 5, 1865
�That This Mighty Scourge of War May Speedily Pass Away�
Second Inaugural Address, March A, 1865
Speech to 140th Indiana Regiment, March 17, 1865
Letter to Ulysses S. Grant, April 7, 1865
Response to a Crowd of Supporters, April 10, 1865
Last Public Address, April 11, 1865
Appendixes
An Abraham Lincoln Chronology (1809-1865)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
Index
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