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Lincoln's Greatest Speech The Second Inaugural

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ISBN-10: 0743299620

ISBN-13: 9780743299626

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ronald C. White, Ronald C. White

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As the day for Lincoln's second inauguration drew near, Americans wondered what their sixteenth president would say about the Civil War. Would Lincoln guide the nation toward "Reconstruction"? What about the slaves? They had been emancipated, but what about the matter of suffrage? When Lincoln finally stood before his fellow countrymen on March 4, 1865, and had only 703 words to share, the American public was stunned. The President had not offered the North a victory speech, nor did he excoriate the South for the sin of slavery. Instead, he called the whole country guilty of the sin and pleaded for reconciliation and unity. In this compelling account, noted historian Ronald C. White Jr.…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638

Ronald C. White, Jr. was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in California. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1961 with a B.A., received an M.Div. in 1964 from Princeton Theological Seminary, and earned a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1972. He also studied as a World Council of Churches Scholar at Lincoln Theological College in England. White has written several books, including three on Abraham Lincoln: The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words, Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural, and A. Lincoln: A Biography. He has also been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and The Christian Science Monitor.…    

Handwritten Text of the Second Inaugural
Printed Text of the Second Inaugural
Inauguration Day
"At this second appearing..."
"And the war came."
"...somehow, the cause of the war..."
"Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God..."
"The Almighty has His own purposes."
"...every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword..."
"With malice toward none; with charity for all..."
"...better than anything I have produced, is not immediately popular."
The Text of the Second Inaugural Address
Lincoln's "Little Speech": Letter to Albert G. Hodges
Abraham Lincoln: "Meditation on the Divine Will"
Index TO Other Lincoln Texts
Photography Credits