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And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle


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Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and #1 New York Occasions bestselling creator Jon Meacham chronicles the lifetime of Abraham Lincoln, charting how—and why—he confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery to develop the chances of America.“In his fascinating new ebook, Jon Meacham has given us the Lincoln for our time.”—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.A president who ruled a divided nation has a lot to show us in a twenty-first-century second of polarization and political disaster. Hated and hailed, excoriated and revered, Abraham Lincoln was on the pinnacle of American energy when implacable secessionists gave no quarter in a conflict of visions certain up with cash, race, id, and religion. In him we are able to see the chances of the presidency in addition to its limitations.Without delay acquainted and elusive, Lincoln tends to be seen as the best of American presidents—a distant icon—or as a politician pushed extra by calculation than by conviction. This illuminating new portrait provides us a really human Lincoln—an imperfect man whose ethical antislavery dedication, important to the story of justice in America, started as he grew up in an antislavery Baptist group; who insisted that slavery was an ethical evil; and who sought, as he put it, to do proper as God gave him to see the appropriate.This ebook tells the story of Lincoln from his start on the Kentucky frontier in 1809 to his management throughout the Civil Battle to his tragic assassination in 1865: his rise, his self-education, his loves, his bouts of melancholy, his political failures, his deepening religion, and his persistent conviction that slavery should finish. In a nation formed by the braveness of the enslaved of the period and by the courageous witness of Black People, Lincoln’s story illustrates the methods and technique of politics in a democracy, the roots and sturdiness of racism, and the capability of conscience to form occasions.