The Fiery Trial
Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
ISBN10: 039334066X ISBN13: 9780393340662 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Sep 26 2011 Pages: 426 Weight: 0.84lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
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.