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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 973.7
Author: Meacham, Jon
Title: And there was light
Remainder of title: Abraham Lincoln and the American struggle /
Summary, etc. note: "A president who governed a divided country has much to teach us in a twenty-first-century moment of polarization and political crisis. Abraham Lincoln was president when implacable secessionists gave no quarter in a clash of visions inextricably bound up with money, power, race, identity, and faith. He was hated and hailed, excoriated and revered. In Lincoln we can see the possibilities of the presidency as well as its limitations. At once familiar and elusive, Lincoln tends to be seen in popular minds as the greatest of American presidents--a remote icon--or as a politician driven more by calculation than by conviction. This illuminating new portrait gives us a very human Lincoln--an imperfect man whose moral antislavery commitment was essential to the story of justice in America. Here is the Lincoln who, as a boy, was steeped in the sermons of emancipation by Baptist preachers; who insisted that slavery was a moral evil; and who sought, as he put it, to do right as God gave him light to see the right. This book tells the story of Lincoln from his birth on the Kentucky frontier in 1809 to his leadership during the Civil War to his tragic assassination at Ford's Theater on Good Friday 1865: his rise, his self-education through reading, his loves, his bouts of depression, his political failures, his deepening faith, and his persistent conviction that slavery must end. In a nation shaped by the courage of the enslaved of the era and by the brave witness of Black Americans of the nineteenth century, Lincoln's story illuminates the ways and means of politics, the marshaling of power in a belligerent democracy, the durability of white supremacy in America, and the capacity of conscience to shape the maelstrom of events"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780553393972
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: (hardcover)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780553393965
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: n-us---
Classification number: E457.2
Edition number: 23/eng/20220623
Classification number: 973.7/11
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Jon Meacham.
Title proper/short title: Abraham Lincoln and the American struggle
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York , NY
Name of publisher: Random House
Date of publication: 2022
Projected publication date: 2210
: New York :
: Random House,
: [2022]
Extent: 423 Pages
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: online resource
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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Source of acquisition: B&T 10/28/22
Purchase price: 40.00
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Personal name: Lincoln, Abraham,
Personal name: Lincoln, Abraham,
Dates associated with a name: 1809-1865
Dates associated with a name: 1809-1865
General subdivision: Views on slavery.
General subdivision: Religion.
Subject: Presidents-US
Subject: Slavery
Subject: Politcs
Form subdivision: Biography.
General subdivision: Political aspects
General subdivision: History
General subdivision: Emancipation
Chronological subdivision: 19th century.
Geographic subdivision: United States
Geographic subdivision: United States
Geographic subdivision: United States.
Geographic name: United States
Geographic name: United States
Geographic name: United States
General subdivision: Race relations
General subdivision: History
General subdivision: Politics and government
General subdivision: Politics and government
Chronological subdivision: 19th century.
Chronological subdivision: 1861-1865.
Chronological subdivision: 1845-1861.
Main entry heading: Meacham, Jon.
Edition: First edition.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York : Random House, [2022]
Display text: Print version:
Title: And there was light
Record control number: (DLC) 2022023164
International Standard Book Number: 9780553393965
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: 2022-06-23

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