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Lincoln's Greatest Speech - The Second Inaugural (Paperback): Ronald C White

Lincoln's Greatest Speech - The Second Inaugural (Paperback)

Ronald C White

Series: Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library

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As the day for Lincoln's second inauguration drew near, Americans wondered what their sixteenth president would say about the Civil War. Would Lincoln guide the nation toward "Reconstruction"? What about the slaves? They had been emancipated, but what about the matter of suffrage? When Lincoln finally stood before his fellow countrymen on March 4, 1865, and had only 703 words to share, the American public was stunned. The President had not offered the North a victory speech, nor did he excoriate the South for the sin of slavery. Instead, he called the whole country guilty of the sin and pleaded for reconciliation and unity.

In this compelling account, noted historian Ronald C. White Jr. shows how Lincoln's speech was initially greeted with confusion and hostility by many in the Union; commended by the legions of African Americans in attendance, abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass among them; and ultimately appropriated by his assassin John Wilkes Booth forty-one days later.

Filled with all the facts and factors surrounding the Second Inaugural, "Lincoln's Greatest Speech" is both an important historical document and a thoughtful analysis of Lincoln's moral and rhetorical genius.

General

Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Country of origin: United States
Series: Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library
Release date: November 2006
First published: November 2006
Authors: Ronald C White
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-9962-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1800 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Civil war
Books > History > American history > 1800 to 1900
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
LSN: 0-7432-9962-0
Barcode: 9780743299626

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