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Lincoln In New Orleans

Author: Richard Campanella
Publisher: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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In 1828, a teenaged Abraham Lincoln guided a flatboat down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. The adventure marked his first visit to a major city and exposed him to the nation's largest slave marketplace. It also nearly cost him his life, in a nighttime attack in the Louisiana plantation country. That trip, and a second one in 1831, would form the two longest journeys of Lincoln's life, his only visits to the Deep South, and his foremost experience in a racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse urban environment. Lincoln in New Orleans: The 1828 1831 Flatboat Voyages and Their Place in History reconstructs, to levels of detail and analyses never before attempted, the nature of those two journeys and examines their influence on Lincoln's life, presidency, and subsequent historiography. It also sheds light on river commerce and New Orleans in the antebellum era, because, as exceptional as Lincoln later came to be, he was entirely archetypal of the Western rivermen of his youth who traveled regularly between the "upcountry" and the Queen City of the South. Featuring new data sources, historical photos, and custom-made analytical maps and graphs, Lincoln in New Orleans brings new knowledge to one of the least-known but most influential episodes in Lincoln's life. This is a Lincoln story, a Mississippi River story, a New Orleans story, and an American story.

Lincoln And The Immigrant

Author: Jason H. Silverman
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809334348
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Between 1840 and 1860, as Abraham Lincoln pursued his law career, more than four and a half million citizens of other countries became residents of the United States. The annexation of Texas and the outcome of the Mexican War meant that hundreds of thousands of Mexicans had become Americans, and a huge influx of newcomers arrived from northern and western Europe, while a smaller number came from China. Although some Americans sought to make immigration more difficult and to curtail the rights afforded to immigrants, Lincoln advocated for full protection of the rights of all legal residents. In this succinct study, Jason H. Silverman investigates Lincoln's evolving personal, professional, and political relationships with the wide variety of immigrant groups he encountered throughout his life, revealing the ways in which Lincoln differed from his contemporaries in his acceptance and interaction with these newcomers. From an early age, Silverman shows, Lincoln developed an awareness of and a tolerance for different peoples and their cultures. While no doubt a man of his time, Lincoln nevertheless refused to let his environment blind him to the strengths of diversity. His travels at a young age to the port of New Orleans exposed Lincoln to the sights, sounds, and tastes of a world unlike any he had ever seen and established in him a lifelong empathy for the foreign-born. Throughout his legal and political career, he displayed an affinity for immigrants, especially those of German, Irish, Jewish, and Scandinavian descent. Recognizing the need for immigrant labor, Lincoln saw that America could be a land of opportunity for newcomers. Consequently, he opposed the Know Nothing Party and the antiforeign attitudes of those in his own Republican Party. Revealing how immigrants affected Lincoln's presidential policies, Silverman details the importance of German support to Lincoln's 1860 presidential victory, his appointment of political generals of varying ethnicities, his reliance on an immigrant for the literal rules of war, and the issues that these and other dealings created for him. The first book to examine Lincoln and the place of the immigrant in America's society and economy, Silverman's pioneering work offers a rare new perspective on the renowned sixteenth president.

Lincoln And The Abolitionists

Author: Stanley Harrold
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809336413
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Abraham Lincoln has often been called the “Great Emancipator.” But he was not among those Americans who, decades before the Civil War, favored immediate emancipation of all slaves inside the United States. Those who did were the abolitionists—the men and women who sought freedom and equal rights for all African Americans. Stanley Harrold traces how, despite Lincoln’s political distance from abolitionists, they influenced his evolving political orientation before and during the Civil War. While explaining how the abolitionist movement evolved, Harrold also clarifies Lincoln’s connections with and his separation from this often fiery group. For most of his life Lincoln regarded abolitionists as dangerous fanatics. Like many northerners during his time, Lincoln sought compromise with the white South regarding slavery, opposed abolitionist radicalism, and doubted that free black people could have a positive role in America. Yet, during the 1840s and 1850s, conservative northern Democrats as well as slaveholders branded Lincoln an abolitionist because of his sympathy toward black people and opposition to the expansion of slavery. Lincoln’s election to the presidency and the onslaught of the Civil War led to a transformation of his relationship with abolitionists. Lincoln’s original priority as president had been to preserve the Union, not to destroy slavery. Nevertheless many factors—including contacts with abolitionists—led Lincoln to favor ending slavery. After Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and raised black troops, many, though not all, abolitionists came to view him more favorably. Providing insight into the stressful, evolving relationship between Lincoln and the abolitionists, and also into the complexities of northern politics, society, and culture during the Civil War era, this concise volume illuminates a central concern in Lincoln’s life and presidency.

Lincoln In Indiana

Author: Brian R. Dirck
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809335654
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Lincoln in Indiana offers a fascinating account of Lincoln's boyhood in Indiana, setting the relationships, values, and environment that fundamentally shaped Lincoln's character within the context of frontier and farm life in early nineteenth-century midwestern America.

Abraham Lincoln Vampirj Ger

Author: Seth Grahame-Smith
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641059690
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Amerikas größter Held hatte ein blutiges Geheimnis Abraham Lincoln war der 16. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten, Befreier der Sklaven, Wiedervereiniger der Union und Amerikas größter Held. Doch Lincolns dunkelstes Geheimnis blieb seit über einhundert Jahren verborgen, hätte es doch die Geschichte der USA in ihren Fundamenten erschüttert. Denn seinen wichtigsten und tödlichsten Kampf führte Lincoln im Dunkel der Nacht – gegen blutrünstige Vampire...

Glut Und Asche

Author: James Lee Burke
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364115264X
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Episch, gewaltig, atemberaubend »Vielleicht würde er eines Tages die Angst vergessen, die in jenen fünfzehn Minuten einen anderen Menschen aus ihm gemacht hatte.« Danny Boy Lorca ist das Entsetzen ins Gesicht geschrieben, als er sich ins Büro von Sheriff Hackberry Holland schleppt. In der Wüste nahe der texanisch-mexikanischen Grenze wurde er Zeuge eines brutalen Mordes. Von einem zweiten Gefangenen fehlt jede Spur. Hackberry Holland hat erneut alle Hände voll zu tun, um für Gerechtigkeit zu sorgen.