Abraham Lincoln : A Constitutional Biography (Hardcover)

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Renowned scholar George Anastaplo describes a side of Abraham Lincoln that previous biographers have overlooked: the development and legacy of his legal and constitutional thought. With eloquent insights into Lincoln''s intellect and the issues dividing the country he led, Anastaplo describes how the 16th president successfully managed the impossible task of keeping the world''s greatest democracy united. Anastaplo also demonstrates Lincoln''s continuing and profound influence on modern American society, law, and politics, and he shows readers the lessons this fascinating man can still teach Americans about coping with our own divisive times.

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Publisher Natl Book Network
Mfg Part# 9780847694310
SKU 30537544
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0847694313
Release Date 2/12/2008
Table Of Contents <FONT SIZE="+2">Contents </FONT> <P> <PRE> Prologue.............................................................1 1 The Declaration of Independence: An Introduction................11 2 The Declaration of Independence: On Rights and Duties...........31 3 The Northwest Ordinance.........................................39 4 Slavery and the Federal Convention of 1787......................51 5 The Common Law and the Organization of Government...............69 6 Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy in America...................81 7 John C. Calhoun and Slavery....................................113 8 Southern Illinois's Abraham Lincoln............................123 9 The Poetry of Abraham Lincoln..................................135 10 The "House Divided" Speech....................................149 11 The Lincoln-Douglas Debates...................................157 12 The First Inaugural Address...................................177 13 The Fourth of July Message to Congress........................185 14 The Emancipation Proclamation.................................197 15 The Gettysburg Address........................................229 16 The Second Inaugural Address..................................243 17 Abraham Lincoln's Legacies....................................251 Epilogue...........................................................257 Notes..............................................................263 Index..............................................................361 About the Author...................................................373 </PRE> <!--excerpt-->
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0400
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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