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Last Best Hope of Earth

Abraham Lincoln and the Promise of America
by John H. Rhodehamel and Thomas F. Schwartz
Univ of California Pr

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Pub Date: 1993
Format: Paperback with color illus.
Pages: 79 pp.
Size: 9.00 x 10.50 inches

ISBN: 9780873281423
TB Code: 1401079
Availability: 560 in stock

Created in conjunction with one of the largest and most comprehensive exhibitions ever devoted to the life and achievements of Abraham Lincoln, this 80-page catalogue delves into Lincoln's struggle to ensure the survival of the American experiment in democracy. The book emphasizes his role as a war president. It also details Lincoln's determination to tackle the crucial issue of his time, slavery, and the profound effect this had on his life, and consequently, on the history of the United States.

The book examines the many roles Lincoln assumed during his lifetime, from lawyer, to president, to father. The importance of his debates with Stephen Douglas, the nature of his military leadership, and family life in the Lincoln White House are discussed in individual chapters.