Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 373 pages
This text looks at the development, impact and legacy of Lincoln's legal and constitutional thought. The author describes how the president managed to keep the USA united and demonstrates Lincoln's continuing and profound influence on modern American society, law, and politics.
 

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Contents

Prologue
The Declaration of Independence An Introduction
9
The Declaration of Independence On Rights and Duties
29
The Northwest Ordinance
37
Slavery and the Federal Convention of 1787
49
The Common Law and the Organization of Government
67
Alexis de Tocqueville on Democracy in America
79
John C Calhoun and Slavery
111
The First Inaugural Address
175
The Fourth of July Message to Congress
183
The Emancipation Proclamation
195
The Gettysburg Address
227
The Second Inaugural Address
241
Abraham Lincolns Legacies
249
Epilogue
255
Notes
261

Southern Illinoiss Abraham Lincoln
121
The Poetry of Abraham Lincoln
133
The House Divided Speech
147
The LincolnDouglas Debates
155
Index
359
About the Author
371
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