Abraham Lincoln and His Ancestors

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U of Nebraska Press, 01.01.1997 - 418 Seiten
"I found it an inspiring thing to trace the roads these seven successive generations of Lincoln pioneers traveled, to look upon the remains of their homes, reconstruct from documents and legends their activities, judge what manner of men and women they were, the place they held among their fellows. In these wanderings the whole history of the United States seemed to unroll before me. In this Lincoln migration we have the family history of millions of our contemporaries."-Ida M. Tarbell, in her preface. Young Samuel Lincoln, who had been apprenticed as a weaver in England, arrived in the Puritan colony of Boston Bay in 1637. Ida M. Tarbell traces the generations from Samuel to Abraham Lincoln, offering rich details of character and circumstance and showing that the president's ancestors were not precisely as his detractors painted them. She takes Abraham Lincoln from the cabin of his birth to the White House, where he is introduced to a nation in crisis. Ida M. Tarbell is remembered for her muckraking journalism and her exposi of the Standard Oil Company. Kenneth J. Winkle is an associate professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and author of The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio.

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This is an awesome resource for those interested in Lincoln and (obviously) his ancestors. As a descendant of the First Abraham Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln the President's grandfather), this book was an ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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The First LINCOLN IN AMERICA
1
MORDECAI LINCOLN IRONMASTER
17
CONTENTS
28
THE CALL OF New JERSEY
30
VIRGINIA JOHN
42
CHAPTER
49
THE CALL OF KENTUCKY
53
THE YOUTH OF THOMAS LINCOLN
66
SURVEYOR LEGISLATOR LAW STUDENT
197
ANN RUTLEDGE
211
1837LINCOLNs First BIG YEAR
225
THE MARRIAGE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND MARY TODD
236
LINCOLN Settles Down
250
LINCOLN THE POLITICIAN
264
THE FIRST TERM IN CONGRESS
278
LINCOLN RETURNS TO THE
292

THE MOTHER OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
78
ABRAHAM LINCOLNS BIRTHPLACE
90
The First HOME LINCOLN REMEMBERED
101
TOM LINCOLN SEEKS FREE SOIL
114
LINCOLN LEARNS FROM LABOR
128
LINCOLNS INTELLECTUAL AWAKENING
139
STARTING OUT For Himself
154
New Salem Adopts LINCOLN
169
Feeling His
183
ON THE CIRCUIT
305
LINCOLN Bolts His PARTY
321
EDUCATING ILLINOIS
341
A VICTORIOUS DEFEAT
354
THE COUNTRY WANTS TO SEE LINCOLN
369
IN THE HANDS OF HIS FRIENDS
383
AWAITING THE VERDICT
398
INDEX
415
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Über den Autor (1997)

Ida M. Tarbell is remembered for her muckraking journalism and her exposä of the Standard Oil Company. Kenneth J. Winkle is an associate professor of history at the University of Nebraska?Lincoln and author of The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio.

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