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Read online Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural As the day for Lincoln s second inauguration drew near Americans wondered what their sixteenth president would say about the Civil War Would Lincoln guide the nation toward Reconstruction What about the slaves They had been emancipated but what about the matter of suffrage When Lincoln finally stood before his fellow countrymen on March and had only words to share the American public was stunned The President had not offered the North a victory speech nor did he excoriate the South for the sin of slavery Instead he called the whole country guilty of the sin and pleaded for reconciliation and unity In this compelling account noted historian Ronald C White Jr shows how Lincoln s speech was initially greeted with confusion and hostility by many in the Union commended by the legions of African Americans in attendance abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass among them and ultimately appropriated by his assassin John Wilkes Booth forty one days later .

Filled with all the facts and factors surrounding the Second Inaugural Lincoln s Greatest Speech is both an important historical document and a thoughtful analysis of Lincoln s moral and rhetorical genius by Ronald C. White Jr.

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Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural
Title:Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural
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ISBN:0743212991
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Number of Pages:256
Category:History, Civil war, Non fiction, American history, Biography
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Presents the movement that changed religion and social policy in America This book is written by the author of The Rise of the Social Gospel in American Protestantism, No description available, As the day for Lincoln s second inauguration drew near Americans wondered what their sixteenth president would say about the Civil War Would Lincoln guide the nation toward Reconstruction What about the slaves They had been emancipated but what about the matter of suffrage When Lincoln finally stood before his fellow countrymen on March and had only words to share the American public was stunned The President had not offered the North a victory speech nor did he excoriate the South for the sin of slavery Instead he called the whole country guilty of the sin and pleaded for reconciliation and unity In this compelling account noted historian Ronald C White Jr shows how Lincoln s speech was initially greeted with confusion and hostility by many in the Union commended by the legions of African Americans in attendance abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass among them and ultimately appropriated by his assassin John Wilkes Booth forty one days later br br Filled with all the facts and factors surrounding the Second Inaugural Lincoln s Greatest Speech is both an important historical document and a thoughtful analysis of Lincoln s moral and rhetorical genius, White takes us back to when great men believed in the power of words to change the world This book is a treasure to read a spur to thinking a small volume with fascinating history The Denver Post br In The Eloquent President historian Ronald C White Jr examines Abraham Lincoln s astonishing oratory and explores his growth as a leader a communicator and a man of deepening spiritual conviction Examining a different speech address or public letter in each chapter White tracks the evolution of Lincoln s rhetoric from the measured tones of the First Inaugural to the immortal poetry of the Gettysburg Address As he weighs the biblical cadences and vigorous parallel structures that make Lincoln s rhetoric soar White identifies a passionate religious strain that most historians have overlooked It is White s contention that as president Lincoln not only grew into an inspiring leader and determined commander in chief but also embarked on a spiritual odyssey that led to a profound understanding of the relationship between human action and divine will With grace and insight White captures the essence of the four most critical years of Lincoln s life and makes his great words live for our time in all their power and beauty