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Overview

The life of Abraham Lincoln was as distinguished as his assassination was tragic. With this collection, you’ll learn about his remarkable rise to the presidency, and how he persevered in the face obstacles, enemies, and crushing defeats. Primary texts enable you to examine Lincoln’s political philosophy, and personal letters display how Lincoln thought about the major issues facing the United States in the last years of the antebellum period. Enter into Lincoln’s fascinating world and discover how he summoned the courage to become one of America’s most influential presidents.

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Key Features

  • Examines Lincoln’s life, presidency, and assassination
  • Includes transcripts of the historic Lincoln-Douglas debates
  • Provides medical analysis of Lincoln’s death

Product Details

Individual Titles

The Autobiography of Abraham Lincoln

  • Author: Abraham Lincoln
  • Publisher: Francis D. Tandy
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: 86

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In this short work, Abraham Lincoln records the events that eventually led him to the presidency. Including personal reflections on his personal life and career, this work equips readers to see a personable Lincoln and not only the monumental character of history.

Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) was the sixteenth president of the United States. Lincoln was a self-educated lawyer, and served as a Illinois state legislator in the 1830s, and as federal representative from Illinois’ seventh district from 1847 to 1849. He advocated for full-scale industrialization of the U.S. economy, encouraged the building of factories, and opposed the Mexican-American war of 1846. He was elected to the presidency in 1860, an event which prompted seven slave states to leave the Union. In 1863, during the height of the Civil War, Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation. Shortly after the surrender of the Confederacy at the Appomattox court house, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre, Washington D.C. Widely regarded as one of America’s best presidents. Lincoln’s political theory and policy remain influential in modern American legislatures.

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

  • Editor: Edwin Erle Sparks
  • Publisher: Hall and McCrealy, F.A. Owen
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 174

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Study the most famous presidential debates in American history. Remarkable for what they reveal about Abraham Lincoln—and his constituency—these debates present Lincoln as an economic capitalist and slavery moderate and Stephen A. Douglas as a candidate committed to expanding slavery in U.S. territories and protecting the southern establishment. Discover the ideological divide that ripped America apart from 1860 to 1865 through the most prominent political voices of the last years of the antebellum period.

Edwin Erle Sparks (1860–1924) was a historian of the United States and the eighth president of Penn State University. He attended Ohio State University and the University of Chicago and was instrumental in the spread of the Chi Phi Fraternity. His many books include The Expansion of the American People, The United States of America, National Development, and The Beginnings of Chicago.

Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln

  • Author: Abraham Lincoln
  • Editor: Merwin Roe
  • Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons
  • Publication Date: 1894
  • Pages: 272

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Study Lincoln’s political philosophy and learn about his personality from personal letters written during the course of his life. Including Lincoln’s most significant speeches, and his most enduring words, this book brings all aspects of Lincoln’s life together into an elegant expression of his life.

Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) was the sixteenth president of the United States. Lincoln was a self-educated lawyer, and served as a Illinois state legislator in the 1830s, and as federal representative from Illinois’ seventh district from 1847 to 1849. He advocated for full-scale industrialization of the U.S. economy, encouraged the building of factories, and opposed the Mexican-American war of 1846. He was elected to the presidency in 1860, an event which prompted seven slave states to leave the Union. In 1863, during the height of the Civil War, Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation. Shortly after the surrender of the Confederacy at the Appomattox court house, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre, Washington D.C. Widely regarded as one of America’s best presidents. Lincoln’s political theory and policy remain influential in modern American legislatures.

Lincoln’s Last Hours

  • Author: Charles A. Leale
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 34

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Review Charles A. Leale’s official explanation of the injuries suffered by Abraham Lincoln as a result of John Wilkes Booth assassination attempt. Learn the reasons behind Leale’s treatment of Lincoln, and how he preserved the president’s life for several hours into the next morning.

Charles A. Leale (1842–1932) was the first doctor to arrive at Ford’s Theatre after Abraham Lincoln was shot. His efforts prevented Lincoln’s immediate death and kept him alive until the next morning. Leale had graduated from medical school just six weeks earlier. He served as a surgeon in the Union Army during the final weeks of the Civil War. His book Lincoln’s Last Hour was presented in 1867 to Representative Benjamin F. Butler’s House commission that was investigating the assassination. It was not released to the public until 1909.

Abraham Lincoln

  • Author: Lord Charnwood
  • Publisher: Garden City Publishing
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 506

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Juxtaposing the growth of the American republic with the life of its sixteenth president, Lord Charnwood’s biography Abraham Lincoln provides a detailed narrative showing how Lincoln’s unmatched character and resiliency saved the Union from internal strife. Following Lincoln from his birth, Charnwood ushers readers through a comprehensive portrait of Lincoln’s life recounting his numerous failures and his greatest successes.

Lord Charnwood (1864–1945) also known as Godfrey Rathborne Benson was a British author, academic, Liberal politician, and philanthropist. He is the author of Theodore Roosevelt.

The Escape and Suicide of John Wilkes Booth

  • Author: Finis L. Bates
  • Publisher: J.L. Nicholas & Company
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 358

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Learn Finis Bates’ theory about the demise of one of history’s most notorious criminals, John Wilkes Booth. Bates argues that contrary to official reports, Booth successfully escaped from Union troops shortly after Lincoln’s assassination. In 1872, a man named John St. Helen visited Bates’ house and made the claim. Bates verified the claim with Booth’s closest living relatives and Booth’s stage counterpart Joe Jefferson. Though Bates did not believe St. Helen initially, he later came to accept his claim to be John Wilkes Booth and presents his case in this book.

Finis L. Bates (1848–1923) was a lawyer from Memphis, Tennessee. His book The Escape and Suicide John Wilkes Booth proposed that Booth had not been killed by Union troops on April 26th, 1865, but had escaped and become David E. George who died in Enid, Oklahoma, on January 13, 1903.