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Age of Lincoln
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The Age of Lincoln

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Age of Lincoln by Vernon Burton

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Stunning in its breadth and conclusions, "The Age of Lincoln" is a fiercely original history of the five decades that pivoted around the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Abolishing slavery, the age's most extraordinary accomplishment, was not its most profound. The enduring legacy of the age of Lincoln was inscribing personal liberty into the nation's millennial aspirations. America has always perceived providence in its progress, but in the 1840s and 1850s pessimism accompanied marked extremism, as Millerites predicted the Second Coming, utopianists planned perfection, Southerners made slavery an inviolable honour, and Northerners conflated Manifest Destiny with free-market opportunity.Even amid historic political compromises the middle ground collapsed. In a remarkable reappraisal of Lincoln, the distinguished historian Orville Vernon Burton shows how the president's authentic Southernness empowered him to conduct a civil war that redefined freedom as a personal right to be expanded to all Americans. In the violent decades to follow, the extent of that freedom would be contested but not its central place in what defined the country.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780809023851
ISBN-10: 0809023857
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 29mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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This book is a collection of letters from James B. Griffin, a wealthy planter from Edgfield, South Carolina. With a strong introduction from the editors, this book recounts an officer's Civil War and provides a social and military history.

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Author Biography - Vernon Burton

Orville Vernon Burton, University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the author or editor of ten books and the director of the Illinois Center for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science.

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