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The Resource Lincoln's greatest speech : the second inaugural, Ronald C. White Jr

Lincoln's greatest speech : the second inaugural, Ronald C. White Jr

Label
Lincoln's greatest speech : the second inaugural
Title
Lincoln's greatest speech
Title remainder
the second inaugural
Statement of responsibility
Ronald C. White Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After four years of unspeakable horror and sacrifice on both sides, the Civil War was about to end. On March 4, 1865, at his Second Inaugural, President Lincoln did not offer the North the victory speech it yearned for, nor did he blame the South solely for the sin of slavery. Calling the whole nation to account, Lincoln offered a moral framework for peace and reconciliation. The speech was greeted with indifference, misunderstanding, and hostility by many in the Union. But it was a great work, the victorious culmination of Lincoln's own lifelong struggle with the issue of slavery, and he well understood it to be his most profound speech. Eventually this "with malice toward none" address would be accepted and revered as one of the greatest in the nation's history." "In 703 words, delivered slowly, Lincoln transformed the meaning of the suffering brought about by the Civil War. He offered reunification, not revenge. Among those present were black soldiers and confederate deserters, ordinary citizens from all over, the black leader Frederick Douglass, the Cabinet, and other notables. John Wilkes Booth is visible in the crowd behind the president as he addresses posterity."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Ronald C.
Dewey number
973.7/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.94 1865
LC item number
.W55 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Label
Lincoln's greatest speech : the second inaugural, Ronald C. White Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-237) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inauguration Day -- "At this second appearing ..." -- "And the war came." -- "... somehow, the cause of the war ..." -- "Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God ..." -- "The Almighty has His own purposes." -- "... every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword ..." -- "With malice toward none; with charity for all ..." -- "... better than anything I have produced, but ... it is not immediately popular." -- The Text of the Second Inaugural Address -- Lincoln's "Little Speech": Letter to Albert G. Hodges -- Abraham Lincoln: "Meditation on the Divine Will"
Control code
48249221
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743212984
Lccn
2001054234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Lincoln's greatest speech : the second inaugural, Ronald C. White Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-237) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inauguration Day -- "At this second appearing ..." -- "And the war came." -- "... somehow, the cause of the war ..." -- "Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God ..." -- "The Almighty has His own purposes." -- "... every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword ..." -- "With malice toward none; with charity for all ..." -- "... better than anything I have produced, but ... it is not immediately popular." -- The Text of the Second Inaugural Address -- Lincoln's "Little Speech": Letter to Albert G. Hodges -- Abraham Lincoln: "Meditation on the Divine Will"
Control code
48249221
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743212984
Lccn
2001054234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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