Abraham Lincoln was the greatest writer of the Civil War as well as its greatest political leader. His clear, beautiful, and at times uncompromisingly severe language forever shaped the nationas understanding of its most terrible conflict. This volume, along with its companion, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832a1858, comprises the most comprehensive selection ever published. Over 550 speeches, messages, proclamations, letters, and other writingsaincluding the Inaugural and Gettysburg addresses and the moving condolence letter to Mrs. Bixbyarecord the words and deeds with which Lincoln defended, preserved, and redefined the Union.You probablv will adopt resolutions in the nature of a platform; and, as I think, the only danger will be the temptation to lower the Republican Standard in order to gather recruits. ... This object surrendered, the organization would go to pieces. ... There are many men in the slave states for any one of whom I would cheerfully vote to be either President or Vice President ... Dr. Theodore Canisius Springfield , May 17, 1859 Dear Sir: Your note asking, in behalf of yourself and other german anbsp;...
|Title||:||Abraham Lincoln: Speeches & Writings Part 2: 1859-1865|
|Publisher||:||Library of America - 1989-10-01|