This original and wide-ranging work reveals how Abraham Lincoln responded to prompts from around the globe to shape his personal appearance, political appeal, and presidential policies. Throughout his life, he learned lessons about slavery, American politics, and international relations from sources centered in Africa, Britain, and the European continent. Answering questions that previous scholars have not thought to ask, the book opens the vision of Lincoln as a global republican. Thanks to its new stories and compelling analyses, this book provides a provocative and stimulating read that will generate debate at both high and popular levels.
Introduction: my Lincoln lessons; 1. The second shot heard 'round the world; 2. African lessons; 3. European lessons; 4. German lessons; 5. English lessons; 6. Lessons in international law; 7. German lessons for re-election; 8. The last lesson.
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