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The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (Paperback)

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Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account of Lincoln's lifelong engagement with the nation's critical issue: American slavery. A master historian, Eric Foner draws Lincoln and the broader history of the period into perfect balance. We see Lincoln, a pragmatic politician grounded in principle, deftly navigating the dynamic politics of antislavery, secession, and civil war. Lincoln's greatness emerges from his capacity for moral and political growth.

Product Details ISBN-10: 039334066X
ISBN-13: 9780393340662
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 09/01/2011
Pages: 426
Language: English