Abraham Lincoln : redeemer president



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Extensive notes on front and back endpapers concerning Lincoln's philosophy of free choice, his educational and professional background, Lincoln's beliefs on slavery, his House divided speech, John Brown, Jefferson Davis's inauguration, Fort Sumter, Lincoln's call for volunteers, the 1860 election results, the Whig platform from that election, Lincoln's interest in John Stuart Mill, his melancholy, the case he pled against slave Jane Bryant, vulgar racial jokes made by Lincoln, his death and martyrdom, his religious beliefs and the impact they had on the Civil War, Lincoln's belief in free labor, and Lincoln as a typical “'Victorian doubter' born in the Enlightenment, shaped by classical liberalism.” Annotations by Brian Lamb in the margins and underlining of pertinent phrases throughout the book. Brian Lamb asks: “What was Lincoln's own peculiar providentialism?” “What was the greatest mark of Lincoln's achievement as President?” “What did Lincoln intend to do about blacks in America?” “Was Lincoln a 'liberal' - a 'Whig' - a 'stealth Democrat'?”


Guelzo, Allen C, “Abraham Lincoln : redeemer president,” One Book. One Author. One Hour., accessed March 21, 2023, http://booknotes.gmu.edu/items/show/545.


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Abraham Lincoln : redeemer president


Guelzo, Allen C


Program air date: April 16, 2000


More has been written about Abraham Lincoln than about any other American. Yet very little of this literature sees Lincoln as he was in his times - as a man of ideas, as a man of deep intellectual curiosity about the raging political and economic debates in nineteenth-century America, and as a textbook Victorian doubter" who could not believe as an orthodox Christian yet could not be easy in his unbelief. This truly fresh look at the nation's sixteenth president offers the first "intellectual biography" of a man whose grasp of the powerful currents of religion, philosophy, and political economy shaped not only the outcome of a great civil war but also the outlines of American national development for the following generation."--BOOK JACKET.


"Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Philosophy."
"Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Political and social views."
"Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Religion."
"Presidents--United States--Biography."


Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection
Gift of Brian Lamb, 2011.


W.B. Eerdmans
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