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The Resource Wrestling with his angel : the political life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II, 1849-1856, Sidney Blumenthal

Wrestling with his angel : the political life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II, 1849-1856, Sidney Blumenthal

Label
Wrestling with his angel : the political life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II, 1849-1856
Title
Wrestling with his angel
Title remainder
the political life of Abraham Lincoln
Title number
Vol. II
Title part
1849-1856
Statement of responsibility
Sidney Blumenthal
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal's acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president's genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat. His Whig Party is broken in the 1852 election, and disintegrates. His perennial rival, Stephen Douglas, forges an alliance with the Southern senators and Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. Violent struggle breaks out on the plains of Kansas, a prelude to the Civil War. Lincoln rises to the occasion. Only he can take on Douglas in Illinois, and he finally delivers the dramatic speech that leaves observers stunned. In 1855, he makes a race for the Senate, which he loses when he throws his support to a rival to prevent the election of a proslavery candidate. Now, in Wrestling With His Angel, Sidney Blumenthal explains how Lincoln and his friends operate behind the scenes to destroy the anti-immigrant party in Illinois to clear the way for a new Republican Party. Lincoln takes command and writes its first platform and vaults onto the national stage as the leader of a party that will launch him to the presidency."--Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blumenthal, Sidney
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Lawyers
  • United States
  • Illinois
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lawyers
  • Political and social views
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
  • United States
Label
Wrestling with his angel : the political life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II, 1849-1856, Sidney Blumenthal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-548) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Wrestling with his angel -- White negros -- The civil war of Old Rough and Ready -- The art of the deal -- The consequences of the peace -- What is to be done? -- A hero's welcome -- The making of the dark horse -- The victory march of Old Fuss and Feathers -- The death of Henry Clay -- The Waterloo of the Whigs -- The acting president of the United States -- I, Thomas Hart Benton -- The triumph of the F Street mess -- A self-evident lie -- Citizen know nothing -- The conquest of Kansas -- Imperialism, the highest stage of slavery -- Armed liberty -- The failure of free society -- The blood of the revolution -- Senator Lincoln -- The Republican -- Destiny and power
Control code
ocn985600885
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 581 pages
Isbn
9781501153785
Lccn
2015027339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Wrestling with his angel : the political life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II, 1849-1856, Sidney Blumenthal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-548) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Wrestling with his angel -- White negros -- The civil war of Old Rough and Ready -- The art of the deal -- The consequences of the peace -- What is to be done? -- A hero's welcome -- The making of the dark horse -- The victory march of Old Fuss and Feathers -- The death of Henry Clay -- The Waterloo of the Whigs -- The acting president of the United States -- I, Thomas Hart Benton -- The triumph of the F Street mess -- A self-evident lie -- Citizen know nothing -- The conquest of Kansas -- Imperialism, the highest stage of slavery -- Armed liberty -- The failure of free society -- The blood of the revolution -- Senator Lincoln -- The Republican -- Destiny and power
Control code
ocn985600885
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 581 pages
Isbn
9781501153785
Lccn
2015027339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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