The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman: Texts and Interpretations of Twenty Great Speeches

The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman: Texts and Interpretations of Twenty Great Speeches

By: David Lowenthal (author)Paperback

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The Mind and Art of Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman provides the original texts for 20 of Lincoln's speeches alongside a critical analysis of each speech. Arranged in chronological order, these speeches range from Lincoln's Perpetuation or Lyceum address in 1838 to his last speech just after Lee's surrender. The careful and detailed analysis reveals a much more systematic and radical thinker than hitherto suspected.

About Author

David Lowenthal is professor emeritus of political science at Boston College.


Preface I. Early Speeches 1. The Perpetuation Address, January 27, 1838 Text Interpretation 2. The Temperance Address February 22, 1842 Text Interpretation 3. The Handbill on Infidelity August 11, 1846 Text Interpretation 4. The War with Mexico January 12, 1848 Text Interpretation 5. The Eulogy on Henry Clay July 6, 1852 Text Interpretation II. Pre-Civil War Speeches 6. The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise October 16, 1854 Text Interpretation 7. The Dred Scott Decision, June 26, 1857 Text Interpretation 8. The House Divided Speech, June 16, 1858 Text Interpretation 9. The First Lincoln-Douglas Debate, August 21, 1858 Text Interpretation 10.Second Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions, February 11, 1859 Text Interpretation 11. The Address on Agriculture, September 30, 1859 Text Interpretation 12. The Cooper Union Address, Feb. 27, 1860 Text Interpretation III.Civil War Speeches 13. The First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861 Text Interpretation 14. Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862 Text Interpretation 15. The Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863 Text Interpretation 16. Letter to Erastus Corning, June 12, 1863 Text Interpretation 17. Letter to James C. Conkling, August 26, 1863 Text Interpretation 18. The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863 Text Interpretation 19. The Second Inaugural, March 4, 1865 Text Interpretation 20. The Last Public Address April 11, 1865 Text Interpretation Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780739171264
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780739171264
  • weight: 449
  • ISBN10: 0739171267

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