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Publisher: Pearson Longman
ISBN10: 0582032792 ISBN13: 9780582032798 DDC: 973.7092 LCC: E457


Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Inner power: Lincoln's ambition and political vision, 1809-54 -- Ambition -- Political vision -- Moral crisis: 1854 -- The religious roots of moral power -- 2. The power of opinion: Lincoln: the Illinois public and the new political order, 1854-58 -- Lincoln, democratic politics and public opinion -- Illinois public opinion and the anti-Nebraska fusion movement -- The senatorial campaign of 1858 -- 3. The power of party: winning the presidency, 1858-60 -- Presidential ambition: Lincoln, his party and the road to the Decatur convention -- The Republican presidential nomination -- The 1860 presidential campaign: the power of a righteous party -- 4. Confronting the limits of power: from president-elect to war president, 1860-61 -- In the antechamber to power: holding the party line -- From Springfield to Sumter: building a united front -- Strategies for 'a people war' -- 'What shall I do? The people are impatient...' -- 5. The purposes of power: evolving objectives, 1861-65 -- Reading the public -- 'Every indispensable means': toward the Emancipation Proclamation -- Faith and purposes -- Faithfulness of purpose: emancipation, reconstruction and black citizenship -- 6. The instruments of power: coercion and voluntary mobilization, 1861-65 -- Coercion, repression and executive power -- Popular mobilization: the 'power of the right word' and the agency of party -- Popular mobilization: churches and philanthropic organizations -- The Union army as a moral force -- The election of 1864: 'the second birth of our nation'. -- 7. Conclusion: power in death -- Chronology of Lincoln's life.


  • LCC: E457
  • Dewey Decimal: 973.7092

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xviii, 352 p. ; 21 cm.


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