The radical and the Republican : Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the triumph of antislavery politics / James Oakes.

By: Oakes, JamesMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007Edition: 1st edDescription: xxii, 328 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 9780393330656 (pbk.); 0393330656 (pbk.); 9780393061949 (hardcover); 0393061949 (hardcover)Subject(s): Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 | African American abolitionists -- Biography | Presidents -- United States -- Biography | Slavery -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1857-1861 | United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century | Friendship -- United States -- Case studiesDDC classification: 973.7/1140922 LOC classification: E449.D75 | O15 2007
Contents:
"I won't stop until I reach the United States Senate" -- "I have always hated slavery" -- "I cannot support Lincoln" -- "This thunderbolt will keep" -- "We must free the slaves or be ourselves subdued" -- "My friend, Frederick Douglass" -- "Had Lincoln lived--"
Summary: This is a book about two towering figures in our nation's history. It is a moving story about an improbable friendship, and an important story about an equally improbable alliance. [In the book, the author] has written a ... narrative history. He brings these two iconic figures to life and sheds new light on the central issues of slavery, race, and equality in Civil War America.-Dust jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-304) and index.

"I won't stop until I reach the United States Senate" -- "I have always hated slavery" -- "I cannot support Lincoln" -- "This thunderbolt will keep" -- "We must free the slaves or be ourselves subdued" -- "My friend, Frederick Douglass" -- "Had Lincoln lived--"

This is a book about two towering figures in our nation's history. It is a moving story about an improbable friendship, and an important story about an equally improbable alliance. [In the book, the author] has written a ... narrative history. He brings these two iconic figures to life and sheds new light on the central issues of slavery, race, and equality in Civil War America.-Dust jacket.

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James Oakes is one of our foremost Civil War historians and a two-time winner of the Lincoln Prize for his works on the politics of abolition. He teaches at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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