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The Resource Lincoln's rise to the presidency, William C. Harris

Lincoln's rise to the presidency, William C. Harris

Label
Lincoln's rise to the presidency
Title
Lincoln's rise to the presidency
Statement of responsibility
William C. Harris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By describing Lincoln's rise from obscurity to the presidency, William Harris shows that Lincoln's road to political success was far from easy - and that his reaction to events wasn't always wise or his racial attitudes free of prejudice. Although most scholars have labeled Lincoln a moderate, Harris reveals that he was by his own admission a conservative who revered the Founders and advocated 'adherence to the old and tried.' By emphasizing the conservative bent that guided Lincoln's political evolution - his background as a Henry Clay Whig, his rural ties, his cautious nature, and the racial and political realities of central Illinois - Harris provides fresh insight into Lincoln's political ideas and activities and portrays him as morally opposed to slavery but fundamentally conservative in his political strategy against it. Interweaving aspects of Lincoln's life and character that were an integral part of his rise to prominence, Harris provides in-depth coverage of Lincoln's controversial term in Congress, his reemergence as the leader of the antislavery coalition in Illinois, and his Senate campaign against Stephen A. Douglas. He particularly describes how Lincoln organized the antislavery coalition into the Republican Party while retaining the support of its diverse elements, and sheds new light on Lincoln's ongoing efforts to bring Know Nothing nativists into the coalition without alienating ethnic groups. He also provides new information and analysis regarding Lincoln's nomination and election to the presidency, the selection of his cabinet, and his important role as president-elect during the secession crisis of 1860-1861."
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, William C.
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.3
LC item number
.H37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Legislators
  • Illinois
Label
Lincoln's rise to the presidency, William C. Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-382) 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
Contents
  • Political revival, 1850-1856
  • ch. 4.
  • "He is as honest as he is shrewd"
  • ch. 5.
  • The great debates
  • ch .6.
  • Republican champion of the great west
  • ch. 7.
  • "Honest Abe" for President
  • ch. 8.
  • Illustrations
  • Campaign and election
  • ch. 9.
  • Cabinet making
  • ch. 10.
  • "Hold firm, as with a chain of steel"
  • ch. 11.
  • Train to Washington
  • Epilogue : Inauguration
  • Notes
  • Bibliographical essay
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • ch. 1.
  • From log cabin to Springfield
  • ch. 2.
  • Whig congressman from the prairie state
  • ch. 3.
Control code
77270665
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780700615209
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006100830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77270665
Label
Lincoln's rise to the presidency, William C. Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-382) 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
Contents
  • Political revival, 1850-1856
  • ch. 4.
  • "He is as honest as he is shrewd"
  • ch. 5.
  • The great debates
  • ch .6.
  • Republican champion of the great west
  • ch. 7.
  • "Honest Abe" for President
  • ch. 8.
  • Illustrations
  • Campaign and election
  • ch. 9.
  • Cabinet making
  • ch. 10.
  • "Hold firm, as with a chain of steel"
  • ch. 11.
  • Train to Washington
  • Epilogue : Inauguration
  • Notes
  • Bibliographical essay
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • ch. 1.
  • From log cabin to Springfield
  • ch. 2.
  • Whig congressman from the prairie state
  • ch. 3.
Control code
77270665
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 412 pages
Isbn
9780700615209
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006100830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77270665

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