The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (Paperback)
Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393340662, 426pp.
Publication Date: September 26, 2011
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Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account of Lincoln's lifelong engagement with the nation's critical issue: American slavery. A master historian, Eric Foner draws Lincoln and the broader history of the period into perfect balance. We see Lincoln, a pragmatic politician grounded in principle, deftly navigating the dynamic politics of antislavery, secession, and civil war. Lincoln's greatness emerges from his capacity for moral and political growth.
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