Life of Abraham Lincoln

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  • Magnificent, original 1865 classic Lincoln biography
  • Early childhood and political career in Illinois
  • Exceptional analysis of the Civil War presidency and the man who rose to the occasion with a patriotic summary of his life and tragic death

    Beautifully written in 1865 by a political contemporary, this is one of the greatest and most sensitive works of nineteenth-century American biographic literature. It contains Lincoln's most masterful speeches and writings, along with a contemporary, detailed exposition of Lincoln's views--and his political and military decisions--that held the Union together during the American Civil War. For years (and still today) it was and is an original source of information on Lincoln's life and work, masterfully woven together by Joseph Barrett.

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    Contents

    Ancestry of Abraham Lincoln Their residence in Pennsylvania
    15
    CHAPTER IV
    37
    of the Supreme Court Lincoln Declines Further Service in the Legislature
    47
    CHAPTER VII
    68
    CHAPTER IX
    119
    CHAPTER XII
    182
    CHAPTER XIII
    190
    PART II
    197
    CHAPTER VI
    320
    CHAPTER X
    437
    PART III
    485
    1
    496
    CHAPTER II
    518
    CHAPTER III
    531
    Congress The Constitutional Amendment prohibiting Slavery Its Defeat
    559
    The Presidential Canvass of 1864 concluded Spirit of the Opposition The
    622

    CHAPTER II
    227
    CHAPTER III
    254
    CHAPTER IV
    274
    CHAPTER V
    293
    CHAPTER VIII
    665
    First Attack on Fort Fisher Success of the Second Expedition Fort Fisher
    725
    CHAPTER X
    753
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    About the author (2006)

    Joseph H. Barrett was a longtime colleague and admirer of Lincoln who was commissioner of pensions for the District of Columbia during Lincoln's presidency. He was a native of Hamilton County, Ohio.

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