Lincoln in the Atlantic World

Lincoln in the Atlantic World

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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.See, a€œA bill for an act to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia, by the consent of the free white people of said District, and with compensation to ownersa€ (Basler , CW 2:20a€“22). January 13 Proposes that he will introduce his bill to abolishanbsp;...

Title:Lincoln in the Atlantic World
Author:Louise Stevenson
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2015-09-30


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