The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery / Eric Foner.
By: Foner, Eric.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : W. W. Norton and Company, Copyright date: copyright 2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: xxi, 426 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780393066180; 0393066185.Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Views on slavery | Slaves -- Emancipation -- United StatesDDC classification: 973.7092 LOC classification: E457.2 | .F66 2010
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Includes chronology of Lincoln, slavery, and emancipation (p. 339-345) and bibliographical references (p. 349-406) and index.
"I am naturally anti-slavery" : young Abraham Lincoln and slavery -- "Always a Whig" : Lincoln, the law, and the second party system -- "The monstrous injustice" : becoming a republican -- "A house divided" : slavery and race in the late 1850s -- "The only substantial difference" : secession and Civil War -- "I must have Kentucky" : the border strategy -- "Forever free" : the coming of emancipation -- "A new birth of freedom" : securing emancipation -- "A fitting, and necessary conclusion" : abolition, reelection, and the challenge of reconstruction -- Epilogue : "Every drop of blood" : the meaning of the war.
In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for moral and political growth.
Bancroft Prize, 2011.
Pulitzer Prize for history, 2011