The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

Author: Eric Foner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393080827

Category: History

Page: 448

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“A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston Globe Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account of Lincoln's lifelong engagement with the nation's critical issue: American slavery. A master historian, Eric Foner draws Lincoln and the broader history of the period into perfect balance. We see Lincoln, a pragmatic politician grounded in principle, deftly navigating the dynamic politics of antislavery, secession, and civil war. Lincoln's greatness emerges from his capacity for moral and political growth.
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Our Fiery Trial

Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, and the Civil War Era

Author: Stephen B. Oates

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870233975

Category: History

Page: 160

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In this collection of ten interrelated essays, Stephen B. Oates focuses on the American Civil War era and several of its leading figures. While arguing 'the need for unflinching realism and a humanistic approach in the study of the past, ' Oates critically examines alternative interpretive practices, particularly those serving polemical, political, or mythical standards.
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This Fiery Trial

The Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Abraham Lincoln

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195151015

Category: History

Page: 236

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A revealing collection of Abraham Lincoln's best writings includes the Gettysburg Address, the Second Inaugural Address, and the Emancipation Proclamation.
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Slavery's Ghost

The Problem of Freedom in the Age of Emancipation

Author: Walter Johnson,Eric Foner,Richard Follett

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421403331

Category: History

Page: 128

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Written by three prominent historians of the period, Slavery’s Ghost forces readers to think critically about the way we study the past, the depth of racial prejudice, and how African Americans won and lost their freedom in nineteenth-century America.
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Give Me Liberty!: From 1865

Author: Eric Foner

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393932560

Category: History

Page: 696

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Concise, clear, compact, Eric Foner s brilliant synthesis of American history is the perfect teaching tool for the U.S. survey course."
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Who Owns History?

Rethinking the Past in a Changing World

Author: Eric Foner

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9780809097050

Category: History

Page: 256

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“Who Owns History? testifies to Eric Foner’s lifelong personal commitment to writing histories that advance the struggle for racial equality and economic justice.” —David Glassberg, The Sunday Star-Ledger History has become a matter of public controversy, as Americans clash over such things as museum presentations, the flying of the Confederate flag, and reparations for slavery. So whose history is being written? Who owns it? Eric Foner answers these and other questions about the historian’s relationship to the world of the past and future in this provocative, even controversial, study of the reasons we care about history—or should.
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Common Sense, The Crisis, & Other Writings from the American Revolution

A Library of America Paperback Classic

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 159853436X

Category: History

Page: 475

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Now in paperback, Paine's essential American writings in authoritative Library of America texts: After a life of obscurity and failure in England, Thomas Paine came to America in 1774 at age 37. Within fourteen months he published Common Sense, the most influential pamphlet of the American Revolution, and began a career that would see him hailed and reviled in the American nation he helped create. In Common Sense, Paine sets forth an inspiring vision of an independent America as an asylum for freedom and an example of popular self-government in a world oppressed by despotism and hereditary privilege. The American Crisis, begun during “the times that try men’s souls” in 1776, is a masterpiece of popular pamphleteering in which Paine vividly reports current developments, taunts and ridicules British adversaries, and enjoins his readers to remember the immense stakes of their struggle. They are joined in this invaluable reader by a selection of Paine’s other American pamphlets and his letters to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and others.
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Battles for Freedom

The Use and Abuse of American History

Author: Eric Foner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786731444

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 8386

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In thiscollection of polemical pieces, Foner expounds on the relevance ofAbraham Lincoln's legacy in the age of Obama and on the need foranother era of Reconstruction. In addition to articles in which Fonercalls out politicians and the powerful for their abuse and misuseof American history, Foner assesses some of his fellow leadinghistorians of the late 20th century, including Richard Hofstadter,Howard Zinn and Eric Hobsbawm. Foner ends with an open letterto Bernie Sanders analysing the great tradition of radicalism thathe has spent his career studying and which, he argues, Americansof progressive disposition should seek to celebrate and retrieve.
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