The last best hope of earth : Abraham Lincoln and the promise of America
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Notes on front endpapers: Kansas-Nebraska most explosive. 1854-Peoria speech 1st great speech. 1843-Robert, 1846Edward Baker, 1850 William Wallace, 1853-Thomas-Tad. 1809 . 23 1832 Ill. House Cand. 1832 Militia. 1833 Postmaster. 1834 House-he won. 1830 Ill home. 1838 re-elected. 1842 Mar. 1840 re-elected. 1846 U.S. House. 1860- Pres. 1865. Henry Clay-idol. Nationalism. Political parties-he liked them. Doctrine of Instruction p. 13. Doctrine of necessity. Left his father. Drink, Tobacco, Religion, Women. Ambitions. Elections-not standardized. Private life is not accessible. Lincoln and the duel-James Shields. Save the Union (first). Slavery (second) colonization. Legend-drafting of Emancipation Proclamation. General Sherman hated politics. General Grant. McClellan. Bull Run, Antietam, Vicksburg. Underlinings/notes: Underlinings: Inspiration for programs, speeches, dedication to preservation of Union, antislavery conviction/conflicts/racial equality, secession, assassination theories, Booth's views on race and his recruits. Notes: "Private life not accessible." Lamb highlights people of importance to Lincoln: Ann Rutledge, Mary Todd, his children and their birth/death years, Herndon, Dred Scott, John Brown, "Bobby Lee," Frederick Douglass. Also noted are important events/political/career: "Kansas-Nebraska," "popular sovereignty," "New York Riots 1864," "Legend of the drafting of the Emancipation, "dates of battles: "Union defeat Bull Run July 21, 1861," "2nd Bull Run Aug 62," and "Antietam Sept 17, 62," "Fredericksburg Dec, 62." "Lincoln 'no superior in American history,'" "1st assassination in America," "conspiracy to kill Lincoln, Johnson, Seward & U.S. Grant."