The defining rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln – politician, president, and emancipator.
This book contains everything from classic speeches that any citizen would recognize—the first debate with Stephen Douglas, the “House Divided” Speech, the Gettysburg Address, the Second Inaugural Address—to the less known ones that professed Lincoln fans will come to enjoy and intellectuals and critics praise. These orations show the contours of the civic dilemmas Lincoln, and America itself, encountered: the slavery issue, state v. federal power, citizens and their duty, death and destruction, the coming of freedom, the meaning of the Constitution, and what it means to progress.
Introduction by Allen C. Guelzo
- Author Abraham Lincoln
- Pages 208
- Dimensions 4.25 x 7.25