Lincoln and His World : Prairie Politician, 1834-1842

By (author) Miller, Richard Lawrence

In the second volume of this monumental Lincoln biography, the young Illinois politician is challenged by Stephen Douglas - brilliant organiser of the Illinois Democratic Party, perennial officeholder and candidate, and unscrupulous when publicly debating Lincoln. Lincoln and his fellow Whigs go on the attack as Democrats split into two factions. Rhetorical violence becomes physical as Whig mobs attack and politicians attempt murder. Lincoln publicly asks whether democracy can endure under such conditions. Yet Lincoln more than once takes politically unpopular stances condemning slavery and defending rights of free blacks in Illinois.The second volume of "Lincoln and His World" also explores Lincoln's private life: his romances with Ann Rutledge and wealthy plantation belle Mary Owens, his intimate friendship with Joshua Speed, and a stormy, loving relationship with the vivacious and passionate Mary Todd. Rather than concentrate on how Lincoln affected the world, author Richard Lawrence Miller shows how the world affected Lincoln, placing Lincoln in historical context to help readers to understand him. Presenting numerous firsthand recollections, Miller lets participants speak for themselves, an approach reflecting his years in public radio script writing.

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書名 Lincoln and His World : Prairie Politician, 1834-1842
著作者等 Miller, Richard Lawrence
書名別名 Prairie Politician, 1834-1842
出版元 Stackpole Books
刊行年月 2008.08.30
ページ数 673p
大きさ H230 x W155
ISBN 9780811703925
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国