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Title:Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Ronald C. White Jr.
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
ISBN:0743212991
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Number of Pages:256
Category:History, Civil war, Non fiction, American history, Biography

Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural by Ronald C. White Jr.

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural 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 and had only 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Filled with all the facts and factors surrounding the Second Inaugural Lincoln s Greatest Speech is both an important historical document and a thoughtful analysis of Lincoln s moral and rhetorical genius

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