Lincoln on the Civil War
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War.
This well-rounded selection of Abraham Lincoln's finest speeches combines the classic and obscure, the lyrical and historical, and the inspirational and intellectual to present a historical arc marking periods of the Civil War-crisis, outbreak, escalation, victory, and Reconstruction. Addressing the conflict's multiple aspects-the issue of slavery, state versus federal power, the meaning of the Constitution, civic duty, death, and freedom-this elegant keepsake collection will make a wonderful inspirational gift for professed Lincoln fans, Civil War buffs, and lovers of rhetorical genius.
A Note on the Texts
Address to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, January 27, 1838
"House Divided" Speech at Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858
Address at Cooper Institute, New York, New York, February 27, 1860
Speech at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 22, 1861
First Inaugural Address, Washington, D.C., March 4, 1861
Emancipation Proclamation, Washington, D.C., January 1, 1863
The Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 19, 1863
Second Inaugural Address, Washington, D.C., March 4, 1865
Speech on Reconstruction, Washington, D.C., April 11, 1865
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