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The Resource Abraham Lincoln and the second American Revolution, James M. McPherson

Abraham Lincoln and the second American Revolution, James M. McPherson

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Abraham Lincoln and the second American Revolution
Title
Abraham Lincoln and the second American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
James M. McPherson
Title variation
Abraham Lincoln and the 2nd American Revolution
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Language
eng
Summary
James McPherson has emerged as one of America's finest historians. Battle Cry of Freedom, his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times Book Review, called "history writing of the highest order." In that volume, McPherson gathered in the broad sweep of events, the political, social, and cultural forces at work during the Civil War era. Now, in Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, he offers a series of thoughtful and engaging essays on aspects of Lincoln and the war that have rarely been discussed in depth. McPherson again displays his keen insight and sterling prose as he examines several critical themes in American history. He looks closely at the President's role as Commander-in-Chief of the Union forces, showing how Lincoln forged a national military strategy for victory. He explores the importance of Lincoln's great rhetorical skills, uncovering how--through parables and figurative language--he was uniquely able to communicate both the purpose of the war and a new meaning of liberty to the people of the North. In another section, McPherson examines the Civil War as a Second American Revolution, describing how the Republican Congress elected in 1860 passed an astonishing blitz of new laws (rivaling the first hundred days of the New Deal), and how the war not only destroyed the social structure of the old South, but radically altered the balance of power in America, ending 70 years of Southern power in the national government. The Civil War was the single most transforming and defining experience in American history, and Abraham Lincoln remains the most important figure in the pantheon of our mythology. These graceful essays, written by one of America's leading historians, offer fresh and unusual perspectives on both
Summary
Seven essays examine the events that took place in the nation during the Civil War and the changes incurred through Lincoln's leadership
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221952
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DLC
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McPherson, James M
Dewey number
973.7092
Index
index present
Intended audience
1430
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Lexile
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1430
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Abraham Lincoln and the second American Revolution, James M. McPherson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-167) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 173 pages
Isbn
9780195055429
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
90006885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm21117120
  • 13401
Label
Abraham Lincoln and the second American Revolution, James M. McPherson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 173 pages
Isbn
9780195055429
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
90006885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocm21117120
  • 13401

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