Abraham Lincoln, President-elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to Inauguration
McFarland, 2005 - 228 Seiten
Immediately after Abraham Lincoln was elected President of the United States of America, the nation began to experience extreme turmoil. From his election in November 1860 until his inauguration five months later, Lincoln was pushed, pulled, blamed and praised by all people from all sides as the country began its inevitable slide toward war. Southerners refused to see him as anything but a “Black Republican,” an abolitionist poorly disguised as a moderate who was committed only to destroying their beloved slave system, and with it, their entire way of life. Northerners, meanwhile, pleaded with Lincoln to speak out and reassure the country that his election, and his policies, brought not separation, but harmony. This engaging work utilizes, in addition to better known works, sources sometimes overlooked or under appreciated: newspaper accounts from across America (particularly from the cities Lincoln passed through on his journey to Washington), journals and diaries of his contemporaries, and correspondence. Lincoln's speeches also appear here as they did in newspapers in 1860 and 1861; crowd reactions and Lincoln's occasional banter with individuals who called out to him are faithfully reproduced, as well.
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.
Moving Heaven and Earth
No Sign Shall Be Given Them
The Rubicon Is Now Crossed
The Crisis Is All Artificial
Plums and Nuts
The First Trick
Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen
Abraham Lincoln allow American appeared arrived become began believed Buchanan cabinet called carriage carried cheers Chicago citizens Cleveland coln compromise confidence Congress Constitution convention Court crowd Davis Democratic Douglas election express February federal feel fellow finally friends Governor Hamlin hands honor hope House Ibid Illinois inauguration John later letter live look March Mary matter meet named nearly never newspapers night nomination North offered Ohio party passed political position present president Press received reception remarks representative Republican rest returned Scott secession seemed Senate served Seward slave slavery South southern speak Special speech Springfield stand Stephen streets thank tion took train traveled turned Union United vote wanted Washington wrote York young