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The annotated Lincoln / Abraham Lincoln ; edited by Harold Holzer and Thomas A. Horrocks.

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 (Author). Holzer, Harold, editor. (Added Author). Horrocks, Thomas A., editor. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780674504837 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0674504836 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxxii, 604 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 577-584).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Message to the people of Sangamo county, March 9, 1832 -- Letter to the editor of the Sangamo Journal, New Salem, June 13, 1836 -- Protest on slavery in Illinois legislature, March 3, 1837 -- Letter to Mary Owens, August 16, 1837 -- Address to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, January 27, 1838 -- Letter to Mrs. Orville H. Browning, April 1, 1838 -- Letter to Mary Speed, September 27, 1841 -- Address to Springfield Washington Temperance Society, February 22, 1842 -- Letter to Joshua F. Speed, February 25, 1842 -- The "Rebecca" letter, August 27, 1842 -- Letters to Benjamin F. James, November 24, 1845; December 6, 1845 -- "My childhood-home I see again," [February 25?] 1846 -- Handbill replying to charges of infidelity, July 31, 1846 -- "Spot" resolutions in the U.S. Home of Representatives, December 22, 1847 -- Speech in Congress against the war with Mexico, January 12, 1848 -- Letter to William H. Herndon, February 15, 1848 -- Letter to Mary Todd Lincoln, June 12, 1848 -- Letters to Thomas Lincoln and John D. Johnston, December 24, 1848 -- Remarks and resolution concerning the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, U.S. House of Representatives, January 10, 1849 -- Notes for a law lecutre, [July 1, 1850?] -- Eulogy for Zachary Taylor, July 25, 1850 -- Eulogy for Henry Clay, July 6, 1852 -- Fragments on government, [July 1, 1854?] -- Fragments on slavery, [April 1, 1854?] -- Speech on the Kansas-Nebraska act at Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854 -- Letter to George Robertson, August 15, 1855 -- Letter to Joshua F. Speed, August 24, 1855 -- Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan, August 27, 1856 -- Form letter to Millard Fillmore supporters, September 8, 1856 -- Speech on the Dred Scott decision at Springfield, Illinois, June 26, 1857 -- Speech to the jury in the Rock Island Bridge Case, Chicago, September 22 and 23, 1857 -- "House divided" address, Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858 -- First debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Ottawa, Illinois, August 21, 1858 -- Second debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Freeport, Illinois, August 27, 1858 -- Fourth debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858 -- Lectures on discoveries and inventions, February 11, 1859 -- Letter to Henry L. Pierce and others on Thomas Jefferson, April 6, 1859 -- Letter to Theodore Canisius on immigration, May 17, 1859 -- Letter to Jesse W. Fell, Enclosing an autobiographical sketch, December 20, 1859 -- Address at Cooper union, New York City, February 27, 1860 -- Autobiography written for John L. Scripps, [ca. June 1860] -- Letter to Grace Bedell, October 19, 1860 -- Letter to Alexander H. Stephens, December 22, 1860 -- Fragment on the constitution and the union, [ca. January 1861] -- Farewell address at Springfield, Illinois, February 11, 1861 -- Speech at Indianapolis, February 11, 1861 -- Address to the New Jersey state senate, Trenton, February 21, 1861 -- Address to the New Jersey general assembly, Trenton, February 21, 1861 -- Speech in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, February 22, 1861 -- First inaugural address, March 4, 1861 -- Letter to William H. Seward, April 1, 1861 -- Letter to Winfield Scott, April 27, 1861 -- Letter to Ephraim D. and Phoebe Ellsworth, May 25, 1861 -- Message to special session of Congress, July 4, 1861 -- Letter to General John C. Frémont, September 2 and September 11, 1861 -- From annual message to Congress, December 3, 1861 -- President's general war order no. 1, January 27, 1862, with Letter to General George B. McClellan, February 3, 1862 -- Message to Congress on gradual emancipation, March 5, 1862 -- Signing message accompanying presidential approval of D. C. Emancipation, April 16, 1862 -- Appeal to border state representatives to support compensated emancipation, July 12, 1862 -- Address to a deputation of Freedman, the White House, August 14, 1862 -- To Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862 -- Meditation on the divine will, [September 2, 1862?] -- The preliminary emancipation proclamation, September 22, 1862 -- Proclamation suspending the writ of habeas corpus, September 24, 1862 -- Telegram to General George B. McClellan, October 24 [25], 1862 -- From annual message to Congress, December 1, 1862 -- Final emancipation proclamation, January 1, 1863 -- Message to the workingmen of Manchester, England, January 19, 1863 -- Letter to General Joseph Hooker, January 26, 1863 -- Remarks to a delegation of Indians visiting the White House, March 27, 1863 -- Letter to Erastus Corning and Albany, New York, Democrats, [June 12] 1863 -- Response to a victory serenade, July 7, 1863 -- Letter to General Ulysses S. Grant, July 13, 1863 -- Letter to General George G. Meade, July 14, 1863 -- Order to retaliation, July 30, 1863 -- Address written for delivery at Springfield, Illinois, Conveyed as a letter to James C. Conkling, August 26, 1863 -- Letter to James H. Hackett, November 2, 1863 -- The Gettysburg address, November 19, 1863 -- From annual message to Congress, December 8, 1863 -- Proclamation of amnesty and reconstruction, December 8, 1863 -- Letter to Louisiana Governor Michael Hahn, March 13, 1864 -- Letter to Albert G. Hodges, April 4, 1864 -- Address at the Maryland Sanitary commission fair, Baltimore, April 18, 1864 -- Proclamation on reconstruction, July 8, 1864 -- Telegram to General Ulysses S. Grant, August 17, 1864 -- Speech to the 166th Ohio regiment, August 22, 1864 -- Memorandum on his likely defeat, August 23, 1864 -- Letter to Eliza Paul Gurney, September 4, 1864 -- Response to a serenade, November 10, 1864 -- Letter to Mrs. Lydia Bixby, November 21, 1864 -- From annual message to Congress, December 6, 1864 -- Letter to General Ulysses S. Grant, January 19, 1865 -- Response to a serenade, February 1, 1865 -- Draft of an unsent message to Congress proposing compensated emancipation, February 5, 1865 -- Second inaugural address, March 4, 1865 -- Speech to the 140th Indiana regiment, Washington, D. C., March 17, 1865 -- Address on reconstruction -- Lincoln's last speech, April 11, 1865.
Summary, etc.: No American president before or since has faced the problems that confronted Abraham Lincoln when he took office in 1861. Nor has any president expressed himself with such eloquence on issues of great moment. Lincoln's writings reveal the depth of his thought and feeling and the sincerity of his convictions as he weighed the cost of freedom and preserving the Union. Now for the first time an annotated edition of Lincoln's essential writings examines the extraordinary man who produced them and explains the context in which they were composed. The Annotated Lincoln spans three decades of Lincoln's career, from his initial political campaign for state assemblyman in 1832 to his final public address on Reconstruction, delivered three days before his assassination on April 15, 1865. Included here are selections from his personal and political letters, poetry, speeches, and presidential messages and proclamations. In their generous annotations, Harold Holzer and Thomas Horrocks explore Lincoln's thoughts on slavery, emancipation, racial equality, the legality of secession, civil liberties in wartime, and the meaning of the terrible suffering caused by the Civil War. And they bring Lincoln's writings into the ambit of Lincoln scholarship, to offer a broader appreciation of his thoughts, words, and career.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1815-1861.
United States > Politics and government > 1861-1865.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American > 19th century.
Genre: Biographies.

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