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Abraham Lincoln as a man of ideas [electronic resource] /Allen C. Guelzo ; with a foreword by Michael Lind.

By: Guelzo, Allen C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (ix, 216 p.).ISBN: 9781441623300 (electronic bk.); 1441623302 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Philosophy | United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1845-1861 | United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy | Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States | United States -- Intellectual life -- 1783-1865 | Presidents -- United States -- Biography | HISTORY | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views -- PhilosophyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 973.7092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: what would Lincoln do? -- The unlikely intellectual biography of Abraham Lincoln -- Abraham Lincoln and the doctrine of necessity -- Come-outers and community-men: Abraham Lincoln and the idea of community in nineteenth-century America -- Lincoln and natural law -- "Fiends ... facing Zionwards": Abraham Lincoln's reluctant embrace of the abolitionists -- Apples of gold in a picture of silver: Lincoln, the constitution, and liberty -- Understanding emancipation: Lincoln's proclamation and the end of slavery -- Defending emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and the Conkling letter, August 1863 -- Prudence and the Proclamation -- Lincoln and the "war powers" of the Presidency.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: what would Lincoln do? -- The unlikely intellectual biography of Abraham Lincoln -- Abraham Lincoln and the doctrine of necessity -- Come-outers and community-men: Abraham Lincoln and the idea of community in nineteenth-century America -- Lincoln and natural law -- "Fiends ... facing Zionwards": Abraham Lincoln's reluctant embrace of the abolitionists -- Apples of gold in a picture of silver: Lincoln, the constitution, and liberty -- Understanding emancipation: Lincoln's proclamation and the end of slavery -- Defending emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and the Conkling letter, August 1863 -- Prudence and the Proclamation -- Lincoln and the "war powers" of the Presidency.

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